[Snort-users] gigabit nic?

The infoSphere mgalvin001 at ...3027...
Tue Sep 10 12:42:02 EDT 2002

I am running Snort on an Apple Xserve and It has dual GigE NICs and has 
1 1GHz G4 processors and processor load is minimal and it does not drop 
packets..., Oh and i am only using one of the GigE cards for snort

The Xserves are really fast but maybe this info will help you...

On Tuesday, September 10, 2002, at 03:12  PM, Sheahan, Paul (PCLN-NW) 

> Hello,
> I'm running Snort 1.8.7 on RH Linux 7 on a Compaq DL360. I'm wondering 
> if I
> can install a gigabit NIC in the box? How high of throughput can 
> Linux/Snort
> handle and would this change benefit me at all? We currently don't have
> heavy traffic, but I'm wondering if a large attack were to come along, 
> would
> Snort still be able to catch attacks at higher NIC speeds?
> Thanks
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