[Snort-users] search method lowmem

Gerhard Brauer gerhard.brauer at ...5689...
Thu Apr 24 08:52:17 EDT 2003


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Hello,

i'm using snort in dialup mode (= starting snort when internet 
connection established). 

Up to now i'm using snort 1.8. Now i made a upgrade to 2.0. This version 
(in standard configuration) is a "overkill" for my router (P166, 32MB, 
64MB swap). It uses my full swap and requires ~1min to start up.

So i use the "config detection: search-method lowmem" in snort.conf. 
Great, my router loves me again!
No swap and starting time as i know it from 1.8 version.

Now my question is (i not found something in docu or faq):
Does this switch anything "negative" in detection/reporting?

I use it on a ISDN connection NAT/IPTABLES machine with 4 clients, so 
thereis not "much" traffic.

Gerhard
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