[Bro] Recommendations for install Bro under FreeBSD

C. L. Martinez carlopmart at gmail.com
Wed Apr 17 22:44:50 PDT 2013


On Wed, Apr 17, 2013 at 4:31 PM, Paul Schmehl <pschmehl_lists at tx.rr.com>wrote:

> --On April 17, 2013 5:59:21 AM +0000 "C. L. Martinez" <
> carlopmart at gmail.com> wrote:
>
>
>> On Tue, Apr 16, 2013 at 9:02 AM, C. L. Martinez <carlopmart at gmail.com>
>> wrote:
>>
>>
>> Hi all,
>>
>>
>>  Because we have made ​​changes in our perimeter networks, I need to
>> migrate my two Bro-IDS sensors based on CentOS to FreeBSD OS but it
>> raises some doubts.
>>
>>
>> a) What is the best option: FreeBSD 9.1 or 8.4??
>> b) Kernel options to monitor 1 GiB networks (ipc,buffers,etc)??
>>
>>
>> Many thanks for your help in advance.
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> Please, any tip??
>>
>
> I would use FreeBSD 9.1.  It has built in support for gpart (the default
> for the new installer) so it can handle disks larger than 2TB (which you
> will likely have) and has numerous improvements to the network stack as
> well as many of the network card drivers.
>
> I can't answer the second question since I use the defaults, but there are
> pages on the internet describing how to turn the kernel for high speed
> network performance - like this one - <https://wiki.freebsd.org/**
> NetworkPerformanceTuning<https://wiki.freebsd.org/NetworkPerformanceTuning>
> >
>
>
Many thanks Paul. I am testing Fbsd 9.1 amd64 now and I will see how it
goes ...
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