[Snort-users] Snort Sensor Hardware

Matt Kettler mkettler at ...4108...
Wed Dec 10 13:37:02 EST 2003

At 03:59 PM 12/10/2003, SRH-Lists wrote:
>For 1U rackmount boxes pre-installed with linux (several flavor options)
>or {Net,Free,Open}BSD, check out
>Much cheaper than the Dell 1U's.

They are?

The closest match I could configure is:

dell poweredge 650 2.4g p4, floppy, cdrom, 40g ide, 256m, redhat, dual gig-e

Iron systems A220 2.4g p4,  no floppy, cdrom, 40g ide,256m, redhat, dual 
100mbit (no gig-e)
$1,008.80 (one gig-e available for +$127)

The A160 can be made to have 2 gig-e's but that's more expensive, but you 
wind up with more hardware - 4 ethernet interfaces: 2 10/100, 2 10/100/1000.
That one comes in at $1,210.40 for the same basic config, but with 2 
onboard 10/100's 1 onboard gig-e, and 1 pci-slot gig-e.

Really I'd see Iron systems as having the advantage in different OS 
configs, ie: offering BSD's and linux, but the price difference is pretty 
negligible for same-class hardware. (they do offer much lower end hardware 

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