Christopher B is Head of Security at a Leading Energy Management company. Chris has spent last six months installing CounterSnipe on various hardware for his 50 plus remote locations....
We promised you that we will share Chris's hardware selection experiences with you here. Chris will be working on that sometime soon...we don't pay him, it is simply his blog, therefore we will have to be patience.
In the meantime though, We are going to make an effort to do some cut and paste from his emails so that you could just have an idea of things to come.
Please note nothing has been edited in to the originals, some of the confidential text has been edited out.
A complete list of CounterSnipe Supported Hardware is available from
http://www.ubuntu.com/certification/server/ Please look in the Ubuntu 14.04 LTS column.
18:18:41 up 53 days, 55 min, 1 user, load average: 1.34, 1.27, 1.19
That’s the 8 core atom that I originally told you about. With 8GB of DDR3. It’s running your full Standalone install.
Here’s another nice one, I think for nearly the same price but more power.
It’s got a 4 cores hyperthreaded for the 8 total threads and it runs with 6 Megabytes of onboard processor cache. It would be a beast of a platform.
This thing could process hundreds of megabits of traffic in a 1U form factor for under $1000 USD.
I’m always snooping around looking at new hardware if you didn’t already notice….
As you say 900 quid..has internal pci-e x8 reiser for a good raid card. 8 atom cores @ 2.4 ghz.
Takes up to 64 gig of ram ddr3 1600, 4 gigabit intel interfaces built in.
Old juniper SA4500'smake awesome IPS sensors. Cheap too.
I wanted to convey to you that I’m monitoring that second Internet egress out in California with an old Dell 2950 1U Server. It’s a 2006-2008 era machine. Really fairly mundane resources actually...
It has two of these in it:
Those guys in Cali....hammer every bit of that 10 meg connection that they can get.
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