[Snort-users] Low Snort performances
richard_bejtlich at ...131...
Mon Apr 19 08:32:12 EDT 2004
Tod Beardsley wrote:
I haven't seen many reports of Snort successfully
running on *BSD with SMP. I don't follow the BSDs very
closely, but I know SMP support fairly new (1 year?)
in FreeBSD.... Googling... yep.
http://www.freebsd.org/smp/. Well, that makes me
FreeBSD has offered SMP in its RELEASEs since at least
3.0 in October 1998.  Granted, it had problems.
The August 2000 Daemon News issue explains why the SMP
code needed to be revamped. 
5.0, released in January 2003, was the first to
incorporate SMP code donated by BSD/OS.  This new
SMP implementation was called SMPng.
I personally run Snort on FreeBSD 5.2.1 but haven't
had to try SMP hardware yet. I do operate a dual
processor server for other functions running FreeBSD
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