Re: PII fast enough for firewall
On 3-dec-2007, at 7:25, Ron Johnson wrote:
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On 12/02/07 22:22, John Schmidt wrote:
I have a 15K Mbs connection (up/down) to my house (fiber to the
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
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?
It is if IPCOP puts a load on the CPU or starts swapping memory.
I was thinking of changing the firewall to a
running shorewall, and was wondering if I could tweak the firewall/
not slow things down appreciably like the ipcop box is doing.
FWIW, you could try m0n0wall instead, it runs fine on my FW with 64MB
& 450mhz PII. I get 10MB/sec throughput without full load on the cpu.