[Snort-users] SnortSnarf taking long time to run..???

Owen Creger OCreger at ...6622...
Sat Aug 17 05:51:02 EDT 2002

I had run into the same problem.  SnortSnarf would take an unacceptable
amount of time and consume 100% of the processor.  I solved this by moving
to using MySQL and ACID.
I have come to like ACID much better than SnortSnarf.
IMHO SnortSnarf is a great product, but only for low volume situations.
Once your logs get too big, SnortSnarf has problems with speed and processor

Owen C. Creger CCNA, CISSP
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: David Bizzle [mailto:dbizzle at ...6640...]
> Sent: Friday, August 16, 2002 3:10 PM
> To: snort-users at lists.sourceforge.net
> Subject: [Snort-users] SnortSnarf taking long time to run..???
> when i run snortsnarf, its taking DAYS ( i mean DAYS) to 
> process these logs that i have. I'm trying to proccess the 
> weekly log files generated by snort. There is only 3 of them, 
> about 50mgs a piece. I don't understand why its taking so 
> long to process. Just really want to know if anyone else is 
> having this problem or is it something i'm doing.
> here is my command 
> ./snortsnarf.pl -d /var/www/html/SnortSnarf -db 
> /var/www/html/SnortSnarf/annotations/new-annotation-base.xml 
> -dns -rulesfile /root/snort.conf -ldir 
> "file://var/log/snort/" /root/alert.weekly 
> /root/alert.weekly.1 /root/alert.weekly.2
> any ideas?
> thanks
> david
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