[Snort-users] Snort's Processing Rate

Matt Gibson MattG at ...11629...
Tue Apr 13 11:56:02 EDT 2004


They have tested Snort and other IDS's at different line rates.


-----Original Message-----
From: Sherif Yusuf [mailto:sy99 at ...11628...] 
Sent: Tuesday, April 13, 2004 11:44 AM
To: Matt Gibson
Subject: Re: [Snort-users] Snort's Processing Rate

Yes I know, but do you think it could cope with a 1Gbps network traffic,
even if we were using a Pentium IV, say 2G processor? Or is there like a
general limit, like 100Mbps traffic?


Matt Gibson wrote:

>That would depend on a number of factors.  CPU speed, amount of Memory,

>OS etc...
>There isn't a hard coded limit.
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>I hust need to know the maximum (maybe published, doesnt have to be) 
>packet processing rate while using Snort. If I could get a reference to

>where this number is stated that would be great.
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