[Snort-users] I find it odd that this product would not be supported for SMP win2k machines

Tal tal.beno at ...7661...
Wed Dec 4 00:55:06 EST 2002


I am working with SNORT with my win2k for few weeks now, only realizing
it is not working on SMP machines with windows installments few days
ago.
I was reading a lot of good reviews of this open source and I even
stumbled over a comparative analysis with the other tools currently
available on the market.

I must say that although the problem originate from the winpcap usage
and not from any SNORT specific code, this problem raise a big question
mark as for the validity of using SNORT for windows (random blue screens
or forcing the usage of only one processor are not acceptable solutions
imho).

I am not trying to criticize SNORT nor do I intend to slander it. I am
just stating my disbelief that a product which for many seems a standard
would not support SMP with windows.
Do you guys have any plans for replacing the winpcap library? Help in
fixing the winpcap SMP problems? Support any other packet capturing
library?


Thank you in advance.
Tal Beno.
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