[Bro-Dev] #447: Bro snaplen

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#447: Bro snaplen
  Reporter:  vern            |      Owner:
      Type:  Merge Request   |     Status:  closed
  Priority:  High            |  Milestone:
 Component:  Bro             |    Version:
Resolution:  Solved/Applied  |   Keywords:

Comment (by seth):

 Final comment to answer a question from the dev mailing list, we ended up
 bumping this back down to 8192 due to performance issues with 65535.
 There are a couple of things to keep in mind when considering your snap

 1. The best solution is going to be to set it to exactly what your MTU is
 and 8192 just happens to be a good middle point between working on almost
 all networks and not too large to cause performance problems.
 2. The other thing is to make sure that NIC features are disabled which
 could group multiple packets together and deliver a single enlarged packet
 above the MTU for your network.  A good reference for these various
 features can be found in a blog post by Doug Burks:

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