[Oisf-users] For those who haven't read this

Robert Vineyard robert.vineyard at oit.gatech.edu
Wed Jul 21 18:58:05 UTC 2010


Here's another link (a writeup by Marty Roesch of Sourcefire) referenced
from the article you mentioned.

In light of this discussion, does OISF / Suricata have a response to
Sourcefire's critique of a multi-threaded engine model that uses several
threads to process the same data simultaneously? It seems to me that the
most efficient way to do things would be to have a front-end load-balancer
that could distribute the traffic to multiple back-end threads or processes
that would each operate on independent data streams. This is the strategy
employed by Endace and others to accomplish high-throughput IDS inspection.
On a related note, are there any plans to implement native acceleration
support for other vendors besides Endace (in particular Napatech / nPulse)?


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