[Snort-users] Snort and high performance networks

Jason Haar Jason.Haar at ...294...
Sun May 23 20:34:06 EDT 2004

Rafael Ortega wrote:

>Hello, All
>I'm currently snorting close to 800Mbps with no problem.  What to do with
>the amount of info, is another story.  I tried ACID, but after 24 hours and
>700,000 events registered, the data base becomes too slow, even after
>indexing certain reference fields.
>The sniffer is an Intel Xeon 2.4GHz with 1GB RAM running only snort and
How about OS? Also, anything special about the PCI bus and Ethernet card 
choices? (e.g. I don't think standard 33Mhz PCI can do 800Mbs)

You are correct about ACID. I love it - but it really grinds to a halt 
around 100K records


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