[Bro] Bro 2.0 packets dropped

Machiel van Veen mvv at sentia.nl
Wed Feb 8 23:41:25 PST 2012

On Monday 06 February 2012 19:55:26 Seth Hall wrote:
> >> Oh, that brings up another question.  What NICs are you using?
> >
> > Broadcom NetXtreme II BCM5708 1000Base-T (B2) PCI-X 64-bit 133MHz
> > driver: bnx2
> > version: 2.1.11
> > firmware-version: bc 4.6.0 ipms 1.6.0
> I usually recommend not using Broadcom nics for monitoring.  At times with
>  various broadcom nics I've run into weird problems so I tend to avoid
>  them.
>   .Seth

Sorry for replying so late, I was unexpectedly off-line for some time... I 
tried all the suggestions yesterday and found the issue to be the Broadcom 
NIC. The tap is on a Intel NIC now and dropped packages are at an acceptable 

bro: 1328772549.657147 recvd=22987443 dropped=9811 link=22997255

There have been no alerts regarding packet loss either. Thanks for you support 
on this issue, back to clustering for me ;) 



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