[Oisf-users] Possible to have DAG & PF_RING devices simultaneously?

Brian Keefer chort at effu.se
Fri Jun 12 22:17:16 UTC 2015

On Jun 1, 2015, at 4:01 PM, Jason Ish <lists at unx.ca> wrote:

> On Mon, Jun 1, 2015 at 4:04 PM, Brian Keefer <chort at effu.se> wrote:
>> Hello,
>> According to https://redmine.openinfosecfoundation.org/projects/suricata/wiki/Endace_DAG the way to enable DAG capture it to start suricata with --dag <DEVICE>. There does not appear to be a section in suricata.yaml to setup DAG devices (for example, how many threads to assign).
>> So I have two questions:
>> 1. How to I tell Suricata how many threads to assign to a DAG device?
> Right now the best way to run Suricata with a DAG is to make use of
> the DAG's hardware load balancing. So you basically set the DAG to
> load balance to 2, 4, 8, or more streams.  Then run Suricata with
> arguments like:
>  --runmode workers --dag dag0:0 --dag dag0:2 --dag dag0:4 --dag dag0:6
> which will load balance 4 ways.  If you need assistance configuring
> the DAG load balancing, please contact Endace support, or email me off
> list and I'll see what I can do (as this is outside the scope of
> Suricata).
>> 2. Is it possible to simultaneously using PF_RING and DAG devices on the same Suricata instance?
> I've never mixed input sources myself..
> Jason

Hello Jason,

The config you suggested worked fine, after the stream load balancing was setup.


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