[Snort-users] Snort Machines
Stacy J. Brandenburg
sbranden at ...4096...
Fri Nov 14 13:21:18 EST 2003
From what I have seen you money is probably better used in getting a
single proc system with the fastest CPU you can get. Dual CPU's
depending on the setup/OS/etc does not get you anything if the
application is not going to make use of it.
I am running snort on a twin 1.4GHz P3 CPU, Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2.1AS machine and only one CPU is used for snort. Now I am also pushing
750Mb/s to it and the second proc is used in handling the interrupts for
So it really depends on how you want to use the system.
Friesz, Ross wrote:
> Hello all,
> I plan on purchasing a new machine to run snort. Currently I have a P3 500
> with 512 MB RAM and an 18 Gig drive. What I would like to know is what
> others are using.
> I was looking at an HP with dual processors and 36 GB SCSI drives. Probably
> would put in 1 GB Ram.
> Has anyone used something like this, or would you recommend a different type
> of system?
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