[Snort-users] Snort 70%/80% CPU Usage on NT4.0

Hever C. Rocha - N.O.C hever at ...5283...
Mon Mar 11 05:13:03 EST 2002

Hi Everyone! 

I'm testing Snort 1.8.3 (MySQL Bynary) with the Windows 
NT 4.0 (Service Pack 6a and hofix's)and Mysql (for the 

When i'm send massive attacks for the test machine, like 
IISDOS, the snort process increase the 
use of the cpu computer (70% /80 %). 
My network is a 10/100 Mbits, with the two computers 
(the client and the snort machine) in the same segment. 

My Hardware is: 

Server (Where Snort is running) 
PC Computer 
CPU Pentium 233 Mhz 
64 MB RAM 
IDE Hard Disk 3.2 

It's Normal? and I need a better computer(Like Pentium III 800/ 128/256 MB
RAM SCSI Hard disk )?
Best Regards from Brasil 

Hever Costa Rocha
55 (73) 234-3029
55 (73) 9133-0107
email: hever at ...5283...

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