amd64 on HP Proliant DL145

Affan Basalamah affanzbasalamah at
Sat May 21 08:56:14 PDT 2005

Thank you for your response,
I finally managed to install 5.4 version of FreeBSD/amd64, and by
running portsupgrade, all utilities I need (snort/base/nfsen)
installed smoothly. I think it's ready for primetime!



On 5/21/05, Doug White <dwhite at> wrote:
> On Fri, 20 May 2005, Affan Basalamah wrote:
> > I want to know if installing amd64 version of FreeBSD on my 1-cpu HP
> > Proliant DL145 will give me significant performance gain compared to
> > i386 version. I would like to run IDS (snort/base) and NFSen
> > ( on this box, and plan to monitor ingress
> > traffic on gigeth port of catalyst 6500.
> >
> > Please tell me, is it easier for me to just install i386 on this
> > DL145, or install amd64 to get better performance ? Is there any
> > problem with application such as snort/base on amd64 platform ?
> snort is a large amount of string analysis and the additional registers
> should help significantly. It appears to work on all architectures so
> there should be no problem building and running it on amd64 vs. i386.
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