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Hi All..

Kerio Control v7.0 is a real perfect step toward Security

integrating Snort was really good, after testing Kerio Control in your network,, you 'll never believe that all these bad traffic were passing through all those past years tell Kerio Control is come to live.

But i noticed that SNORT is very hungry for memory !!
I run it ( kerio Control with Snort (IPS) enabled ) on windows XP SP3 as a gateway for 45 online clients and left the system running for 24 hours

Snort continue eating RAM to reach 285 MB of ram through 24 hours and still grow ( slowly )

This is an expected behavior ( as i think ) isn't it ?????

BUT.. when Snort 'll calm down and get satisfied ?
How many RAM does SNORT need ?
What the equation that judge Snort requirements ?

sure it depends on some variables , what are these ?

But whatever Snort needs.. don't miss it just because you don't have more ram. Don't make this an option.

Snort 'll cover a wide range of holes in your network environment.

Mohammad Habeeb

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Yep same here. We have a 2003 server Dual Core with 1 GB memory. SNort is eating approximately 240 mb and growing

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For me is 100 mb but yes going up

Question cannot be stupid, but some of the answers can.

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My network with 200 PCs;
Running Kerio Control Appliances 7.0.0 896 on PC (Core 2Duo E4500 2.2GHZ, 2.5GB RAM DD2);

The results:
CPU using: ~20%
Snort is monster;

I wonder that why Kerio Control do not allowed config SWAP area ?

YM: asteriskese

[Updated on: Fri, 27 August 2010 12:34]

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