PII fast enough for firewall
I have a 15K Mbs connection (up/down) to my house (fiber to the home).
I have a Buffalo router that connects to my WAN and then one of the LAN ports
on this router connects to my IPCOP firewall that is running on a PII -- 400
MHz box with 64 MB of RAM.
When I do a speed test from my box behind my IPCOP firewall, I get about 10K
If I move the connection to one of the Buffalo router LAN connections, I get
the advertised 15K Mbs up/down speed.
So routing traffic thru the IPCOP firewall slows things down quite a bit. Is
this to be expected? I was thinking of changing the firewall to a debian box
running shorewall, and was wondering if I could tweak the firewall/router to
not slow things down appreciably like the ipcop box is doing.