AW: [Snort-users] 3 or 4 NICs in a sensor?
Sandro.Poppi at ...3316...
Sat Sep 28 02:19:03 EDT 2002
If you click on the HTML-Version or any other version link you'll get the
english version (it's the only one available although the description is
german since our LUG is located in Germany ;). You might also have a look on
www.linuxdoc.org where the howto is also included.
> Thanks for the info. I clicked your link below, but it
> appears to be in
> another language. Do you have an english version of the HOWTO you are
> referring to?
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Poppi, Sandro [mailto:Sandro.Poppi at ...3316...]
> Sent: Friday, September 27, 2002 2:03 AM
> To: 'Sheahan, Paul (PCLN-NW)'; Snort List (E-mail)
> Subject: AW: [Snort-users] 3 or 4 NICs in a sensor?
> I'm running a 6 NIC RH 7.2 box with 5 snort instances
> listening on 5 NICs
> (3x 100Mb/s, 2x 10Mb/s, not highly saturated). Works like a charm (ok,
> traffic has been rising over the month and snort reports some
> packet drops
> on 2 interfaces with values about 0.0xx%). Tuning should help
> to get back to
> You might take a look on my HOWTO at
> http://www.lug-burghausen.org/projects/index.html#snort-stat where I
> described such a configuration.
> > Hello,
> > 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
> > sensors.
> > I wanted to get an idea if others are doing this, is it wise
> > to do it, will
> > it work etc?
> > Thanks!
> > Paul
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