[Snort-users] Recommended hardware for running snort in packet logging mode on home network proxy?

Mike Miller mike at ...16027...
Fri Mar 22 22:02:40 EDT 2013

Net gear makes a managed switch that'll mirror traffic, it's not expensive, look for a GS105e (specifically....there are other similar ones that are NOT managed) it'll be about $70 and has enough ports to monitor two segments ( inside and DMZ in my case)

And anything Pentium4 or newer oughta handle home traffic. 

On Mar 22, 2013, at 6:35 PM, John Michael Kane <johnmkane05 at ...11827...> wrote:

> Guys,
> I want to position a squid proxy in between my home PCs and my ISP-supplied broadband modem/router, probably running some version of Debian. What would be the recommend hardware spec for running this with snort in packet-logging (to file) mode (and does the IDS functionality still work while packet logging is enabled?) bearing in mind it's just a home network with about 7-8 devices max connecting at any one time.
> Also would I experience much of an increase in latency on my connected devices by adding this extra hop? Most demanding network activity would probably be HD streaming between a DLNA server and client machine.
> Also I'd probably want to allow both wired and WiFi connections into this proxy from the PCs (with a single outgoing wired connection direct to the modem). Can snort monitor two incoming network adapters, one WiFI one ethernet? Or it could just monitor the outgoing ethernet connection I guess?
> Thanks for any pointers in the above three areas.
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