[Snort-users] Is there an acceptable amount of dropped packets for snort?

Andy Berryman aberryman at ...14758...
Mon Feb 8 15:55:07 EST 2010


Just wondering if there is a general acceptable amount of dropped packets for snort? Someone told me anything under around 10% would be acceptable. To me that's not right, any dropped packets to me is a big deal.

Would this be considered acceptable? My interval for the stats reporting is every 30 seconds.

Feb  8 19:30:32 (none) snort[25517]: Pkts Recv:   679621
Feb  8 19:30:32 (none) snort[25517]: Pkts Drop:   3096
Feb  8 19:30:32 (none) snort[25517]: % Dropped:   0.456%


  8 19:30:32 (none) snort[25517]: Mbits/Second
Feb  8 19:30:32 (none) snort[25517]: ----------------
Feb  8 19:30:32 (none) snort[25517]: Snort:       347.481
Feb  8 19:30:32 (none) snort[25517]: Sniffing:    1509.490
Feb  8 19:30:32 (none) snort[25517]: Combined:    282.460
Feb  8 19:30:32 (none) snort[25517]: uSeconds/Pkt
Feb  8 19:30:32 (none) snort[25517]: ----------------

Feb  8 19:30:32 (none) snort[25517]: Snort Setwise Event Stats
Feb  8 19:30:32 (none) snort[25517]: -------------------------
Feb  8 19:30:32 (none) snort[25517]: Total Events:           913852
Feb  8 19:30:32 (none) snort[25517]: Qualified Events:       451
Feb  8 19:30:32 (none) snort[25517]: Non-Qualified Events:   913401
Feb  8 19:30:32 (none) snort[25517]: %Qualified Events:      0.0494%
Feb  8 19:30:32 (none) snort[25517]: %Non-Qualified Events:  99.9506%

Thanks,
Andy Berryman

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