Software router state of the art

Naveen Nathan naveen at calpop.com
Wed Jul 23 13:05:50 CDT 2008


> The Endace DAG cards claim they can move 7 gbps over a PCI-X bus from
> the NIC to main DRAM. They claim a full 10gbps on a PCIE bus.

I wonder, has anyone heard of this used for IDS? I've been looking at
building a commodity SNORT solution, and wondering if a powerful network
card will help, or would the bottleneck be in processing the packets and
overhead from the OS?

- naveen




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