bro machines

Jon Dugan jdugan at
Tue Jan 2 17:57:59 PST 2001


  I am about to build three Bro machines, and I'm trying to determine what
  hardware to buy.  These machines will all monitor gigabit ethernet links
  and will be running FreeBSD-STABLE.

  Here's my first pass:

    800 MHz PIII or better
    at least 2 64-bit PCI slots
    256 MB RAM
    3 x 40GB+ ATA100 HD
    10/100 Ethernet 
    2 x SysKonnect SK-9842 SK-NET GE-SX
    lame AGP SVGA card  

  I'm a little bit uncertain about the IDE disk, but the 40GB disks are less
  than $200 each -- I can have over 100GB of logging space this way.  I'm
  normally a SCSI bigot, but lately I'm not sure it's worth it in all

  Are the SysKonnect cards the way to go?  

  Comments?  Suggestions?

Jon Dugan             |  Senior Network Engineer, NCSA Network Development
jdugan at  |  57C CAB, 605 E Springfield, Champaign, IL 61820
217/244-7715          |

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