[Snort-users] gigabit nic?

Sheahan, Paul (PCLN-NW) Paul.Sheahan at ...2218...
Tue Sep 10 13:51:05 EDT 2002


Thanks everyone for the tips. By the way, what is the best method for me to
tell if my Snort sensor is currently dropping packets?

Thanks again



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From: The infoSphere [mailto:mgalvin001 at ...3027...]
Sent: Tuesday, September 10, 2002 3:41 PM
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Subject: Re: [Snort-users] gigabit nic?


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) 
wrote:

>
> 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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