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From: "Mike Owen" <kyphros@...>
Subject: Re: Snort?
Date: Fri, 4 Aug 2006 22:13:27 -0700
On 8/3/06, gentuxx <gentuxx@...> wrote:
> Hash: SHA1
> I noticed this:
> * net-analyzer/snort
>      Available versions:  -2.4.5 [M]2.6.0
>      Installed:           none
>      Homepage:  
>      Description:         Libpcap-based packet
> sniffer/logger/lightweight IDS
> I'm not sure what '-' and '[M]' means in eix, quite yet.  (I've just
> started using eix.)  I also noticed in that it
> isn't even on the map for sparc.  So, am I stuck with downloading the
> sources, and managing it outside of portage?  I'd really rather not do
> that.  Is it really that unstable?  Or is there just no one to build
> the ebuild for sparc?  If it's the latter, I might be able to help,
> but I'd like some insight before I go diving into a project like that.
> Thanks.
> - --
> gentux
> echo "hfouvyyAhnbjm/dpn" | perl -pe 's/(.)/chr(ord($1)-1)/ge'

Snort on Sparc works for the most part. It seems like if it tries to
process more than about 150MB/s it'll sig11, and if it runs for more
than a few days it sig11s. It's not really any better on
Solaris/Sparc, so it's just a basic incompatibility with the Sparc
architecture and Snort. If you do decide to stick with it, I recommend
a simple cron job that restarts Snort every day, that seems to work
pretty well for me. With as cheap as x86 hardware is though, I highly
recommend you just pick up a cheap box and use that for Snort.

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