[Snort-users] Low Snort performances

SN ORT snort_on_acid at ...131...
Mon Apr 19 13:16:02 EDT 2004

Libcap makes Linux slow, vs. BSD. I switched from
Linux to BSD due to Linux overhead and libcap. I don't
know why anyone would run Snort on Linux vs. FreeBSD.
Then I also got SMP so I went from 90% processor
utilization to two faster processors and now 5%
utilization each. Still on 100MB however. Can't help
you with the GB stuff.



>Message: 5
>Date: Mon, 19 Apr 2004 09:12:53 -0500 (CDT)
>Subject: RE: [Snort-users] Low Snort performances
>From: todb at ...11422...
>To: bwalder at ...1926...
>Cc: snort-users at lists.sourceforge.net

>Bob wrote:

>> I am pretty sure SMP support has been around in
FreeBSD for longer than
>> that

>Hmm, poking around a little more, you're right. I
>dunno why I had BSD =!
>supported SMP in my head for this long.

>Anyway. Benchmarks on gigabit networks would be
>swell. I don't care a lot
>about the Sourcefire appliance, though I'm sure it's
>fab and all; I care
>most about straight Snort server builds. I'm mostly
>trying to avoid doing
>my own job if someone else has done it for me
>already. :)

>Tod Beardsley | planb-security.net

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