Running snort on ALIX alix2d13 with only 256 MB RAM?

  • According to the Hardware Sizing Guidance "Some of the packages increase RAM requirements significantly. Snort and ntop are two that should not be installed on a system with less than 512 MB RAM."

    I have purchased two ALIX (alix2d13) to protect my two Internet connections at home and would really like to run snort on these system!
    Connections speed is 2Mbps (SHDSL) on of the systems and 12/1 Mbps (ADSL) on the other system.

    Is it not possible to run snort - or just not recommended? What will eventually be the imptact of installing snort?

  • It works, you just have to be careful with your selection of rules.