[Snort-users] RE: Snort-users digest, Vol 1 #2311 - 12 msgs

Vieth, Scott svieth at ...6966...
Fri Sep 27 08:16:04 EDT 2002


I've also got a DL360 G2 running RH7.3 and Snort.  Two 1.4GHz CPUs.  I have
three interfaces active right now (one for management, one for a high-volume
SPAN, one for a low-volume SPAN).  Snort runs just fine.  SnortSnarf is the
biggest pig (pun intended) on my box right now.  Per your suggestion, I'm
going to try snort_stat instead of SnortSnarf to parse the alert file.


>I'm using Snort 1.8.7 on RHLinux7.0 on a Compaq DL360. Currently it has 2
>NICs (1 for management, one for the sniffer). My current sensor is not
>exposed to heavy traffic and I was considering adding more NICs to the box
>so I can have it monitoring other segments at the same time, rather than
>build more sensors. Is anyone out there running Snort on a box with say, 4
>NICs, where 3 of the NICs are each running their own Snort instance,
>monitoring different network segments? If traffic is light enough on each
>segment, it seems better not to waste extra hardware and build separate
>I wanted to get an idea if others are doing this, is it wise to do it, will
>it work etc?

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