[Snort-users] Using afpacket in IDS mode - HELP PLEASE

Michael Altizer maltizer at ...1935...
Mon Jun 4 13:27:25 EDT 2012

On a modern Linux distribution?  No, not really, since the AFPacket DAQ 
code is very (-very-) similar to the MMAPed ring code that LibPCAP uses 
by default on that platform without some of the additional overhead and 
with a bit better configuration opportunity.

On 06/04/2012 01:17 PM, Bryan Arenal wrote:
> I just wanted to ask this question again. Is there any reason not to
> use afpacket when running in passive mode rather than standard
> libpcap?
> Thank you
> On Mon, May 28, 2012 at 9:04 AM, Bryan Arenal<b.arenal at ...11827...>  wrote:
>> Hello,
>> I was reviewing my sensor configurations and was wondering about the
>> use of afpacket in IDS mode.  Is there any reason not to use it when
>> monitoring passively opposed to libpcap?
>> I'm testing it in this configuration and am seeing this in my logs.
>> My daq_var buffer_size_mb=2048:
>> S5: Session exceeded configured max bytes to queue 1048576 using
>> 1049220 bytes (client queue)
>> Is this also happening in pcap mode but the the logging isn't as verbose?
>> Thank you
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