[Snort-users] Two Ethernet Interfaces?

Peter Param pparam at ...7379...
Mon Nov 4 14:43:06 EST 2002


Not really,  you should be able to run off a single nic quite nicely -
if the combined traffic on switched port is not more than what your lan
card can take.  You should also be able to snort off several nics if you
have several segments.

cheers

-Peter

>>> "Mike Koponick" <mike at ...7385...> 11/05/02 09:28 AM >>>
I was wondering if it was absolutely necessary to have TWO ethernet
interfaces for the Snort sensor? Is this done for security or
performance
issues? I would think that if you had one interface it would work fine
if
there wasn't a lot of traffic. However, I would like to run in promisc
mode,
as I could "catch" more traffic that way, so I would assume if you
wanted to
run in promisc mode you would have to have two ethernet interfaces,
true?

Thanks in advance for you help.

Mike



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