Hi<br><br>I want to run Snort and Ntop in a 1Gbps link (usage is 50%-60%) with a network tap that replicates all the trafic in various ports. I have 2 servers with Xeon 3,2 dual core (1066 Mhz FSB), 2 Gb of RAM (533 Mhz), RAID 1 of sata drives and Intel 85563 dual port Gb ethernet.
<br><br><br>I want do distribute the load on the two servers. Can i do this efficiently by analyzing disctinct rules/ip/port on each server? or, is it better to get a device that do the load balancing? <br>is the hardware enough?