[Snort-users] Improving performance by timing each rule?

Joel Esler joel.esler at ...1935...
Fri Apr 13 10:52:10 EDT 2007


Ask, and ye shall receive.  Read Chapter 6.

J


On Fri, Apr 13, 2007 at 07:50:15AM -0700, it looks like OlRoy OlRoy sent me:
> 
>    I'm reading Snort IDS and IPS Toolkit and in it they said that even
>    the fastest computer could be incapable of monitoring a 56k link if
>    you're using rules that were poorly written.  Given that performance
>    is important with Snort, and that rules affect performance, would it
>    be helpful if Snort had a way of printing rules that are taking the
>    longest time to process?  A top 10 list would enable people to see
>    rules might need to be modified or removed.
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