[Snort-users] Low Snort performances

Zphosis De Extrodinaire zphosis at ...11562...
Tue Apr 20 00:34:02 EDT 2004


I've been running snort on a customized SMP type FreeBSD kernel
on a SX based network interface. All I can say is that the performance is 
Doesnt consume much memory nor processor.

At 11:26 PM 4/19/2004, Richard Bejtlich wrote:
>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. [0]  Granted, it had problems.
>The August 2000 Daemon News issue explains why the SMP
>code needed to be revamped. [1]
>5.0, released in January 2003, was the first to
>incorporate SMP code donated by BSD/OS. [2]  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
>4.9 STABLE.
>[0] http://www.freebsd.org/releases/3.0R/notes.html
>[1] http://ezine.daemonnews.org/200008/dadvocate.html
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