[Snort-users] Snort in a cluster

Alex Butcher, ISC/ISYS Alex.Butcher at ...11254...
Thu Jul 15 03:17:07 EDT 2004


--On 12 July 2004 06:38 -0400 Michael Stone <mstone+snort at ...10946...> wrote:

>>> I've had good success running multiple snorts on one system where each
>>> sees part of the traffic and together they can keep up with a faster
>>> link  than a single process trying to watch everything.
>>
>> I won't deny your experience, but that doesn't make much sense! *shrug*
>
> It doesn't make sense that dividing a traffic stream in half and giving
> each half its own processor allows more traffic to be monitored than
> trying to watch the same traffic with a single processor?

Ah, multi-processor hardware. Makes perfect sense, now. ;-)

> Mike Stone

Best Regards,
Alex.
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