Using more than 4 Gig Ram.
Are there plans to be able to run 2.0 in 64bit in order to utilize more than 4gig of ram?
There will likely be 64 bit builds for 2.0. Needing > 4 GB RAM in a firewall scenario is extremely rare, if you have enough connections to need a state table that big you're likely outside the realm of what today's commodity x86 hardware can handle throughput-wise. But as we get into more appliance type deployments, and as hardware gets faster, it will become a bigger factor.
Thanks. I was just curious. You can hardly buy a computer with less than 6 gig now. I think that there are SOME things you could do with more ram. With ram, powerful cpu, and hard drives so cheep now you could presumably have a REALLY BIG web cache. Or load the OS to a ram disk while still running snort in high performance AC mode. But you are right its almost inconceivable that you would need a simple router with so much ram and if you did you could just use multiple machines.