[Snort-users] Hash function for ip 4-tuple

Kiryukhin Andrey andrei_1980 at ...1975...
Mon Feb 4 07:19:24 EST 2013

I'm not professional in that. When i need quick solution, I tried the 
following method.

( IP1*(2^16) + port1)  xor  ( IP2*(2^16) + port2 )

It is a simple method, and does not guarantee that no conflicts.

This worked for my needs.

> Hi,
> in order to keep track of flows in my DPX i want to create a hash 
> table, but i don't have any experience in hashing. Can anyone propose 
> any idea how the hash function should be?
> Thanks,
> Alex.
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