[Snort-users] RE: Memory leak in 1.9.0?

L. Christopher Luther CLuther at ...6333...
Fri Jan 17 10:59:04 EST 2003


Are you sure it's Snort that is causing the memory leak and not WinPCap
(Task Manager will not delineate the memory used by snort.exe alone vs
snort.exe wpcap.dll)?  

As you may or may not know, WinPCap does not officially support SMP
platforms (see http://winpcap.polito.it/misc/faq.htm#Q-15), so it's very
possible that WinPCap is the culprit, and Snort 2.0 will not solve your
problems.  

IMHO, 
- Christopher

-----Original Message-----
Reply-To: <dwilkinson at ...8024...>
From: "David Wilkinson" <dwilkinson at ...8024...>
To: <snort-users at lists.sourceforge.net>
Date: Fri, 17 Jan 2003 08:30:54 -0800
Subject: [Snort-users] Memory leak in 1.9.0?

We are running Snort on a SMP Win2k Advanced Server box and notice in
processes that after a week the amount of RAM Snort is using is close to
50MB.  We have shut the program down and restarted it and it usually starts
at about 9MB.  The box is running dual PIII 600MHZ, 512MB, Adaptec RAID 5
array on a SuperMicro mainboard.  Just an FYI.

We are really looking forward to 2.0.

David Wilkinson
Adalis Companies, Inc
525 Del Rey Ave
Suite H
Sunnyvale, CA  94085-3515
408-617-0230
408-617-0011 FAX
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