Snort newbie: how to enable multi processes Snort in pfSense?



  • I used Snort in security onion before. In security onion, there is a setting to put the number of CPU cores, then Snort fork the same number of processes as CPU cores to monitor a same interface.

    I do know each Snort process can handle around 200mbps data throughput. And I also know that PF_Ring is a linux thing. So, how to monitor more than 200mbps throughput on a same interface on Snort of pfSense? I haven't found the configuration in the Snort GUI of pfSense or the official manual of netgate.

    Any opinions will be welcomed.



  • This is not supported within the GUI on pfSense.



  • Thank you, Bill.