[Snort-users] Fiber Tap
mkettler at ...4108...
Wed Nov 19 11:02:02 EST 2003
At 02:35 PM 11/17/2003, SNORT wrote:
>A little followup Q.... (sorry)8)
>How big a load can SNORT handle befour it needs Fiber Tap??
A fiber tap has absolutely nothing to do with the amount of load snort can
Thus there is no answer to your question, as the question itself makes no
If any answer applies, it's "infinite"..
Snort never requires a fiber tap to handle increased load. Snort may
require a higher end CPU, and if you're using copper ethernet, it will be
limited by the speed of that line, but gigabit ethernet speeds are possible
over plain copper, no fiber involved.
Most snort setups can't handle a fully saturated gigabit ethernet segment
without missing packets anyway, just due to exhaustion of available CPU power.
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