Re: PII fast enough for firewall
On Dec 2, 2007, at 8:22 PM, John Schmidt wrote:
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
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?
Run 'top' on the firewall while you do your speed test. Look at the
idle percentage. If you've still got idle CPU time, the problem is
Dumb question: This machine *does* have a 100baseT NIC, right? If
it's got an old 10baseT NIC, that might explain things...