[Snort-users] Snort as a gigabit sensor ... on a Sun box

Banniza Robert Robert.Banniza at ...9244...
Tue Jul 29 06:04:19 EDT 2003

On top of what was said previously, I don't know what your exact
requirements are but if you can get away with not using fiber and just need
something under 400Mb, you can perform IPMP (IP Multi-pathing) with the QFE
cards which is basically bonding the aggreagate of the 4 eth. ports.


-----Original Message-----
From: Erek Adams [mailto:erek at ...950...]
Sent: Tuesday, July 29, 2003 6:17 AM
To: twig les
Cc: snort-users at lists.sourceforge.net
Subject: Re: [Snort-users] Snort as a gigabit sensor ... on a Sun box

On Mon, 28 Jul 2003, twig les wrote:

> Hey all, since the crowd is chatting about gigabit sensors, can
> anyone tell me if they are using a Sun box to get anything over
> 150Mbps, maybe up to 300?  I don't know much about Sun hardware
> and would prefer to avoid dropping $20,000 x 2.  This box will
> have to run (sigh) Solaris 8.

It'll be ok.  :)  And if you just need the good ole 'ps -auxww' back, make
sure that /usr/ucb is up front in the path.  :)

If you can swing it, go Fiber.  That will make your life quite a bit
easier.  If not, throw quad ether (qfe) at it.  Of course the other
standards apply:  lotsa ram, fast disk, lotsa CPU, etc...  And another
note:  Don't try to use a Netra.  Great boxes, just not cut out for that
much traffic.  I think if one saw that much traffic, it would change color
to yellow and run the other way.  :)


Erek Adams

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