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Re: Speed issues with bridge firewall
On Mon, Sep 01, 2003 at 12:20:04PM -0500, Mathew Binkley wrote:
> The firewall box is a SuperMicro 1U box with ServerWorks GC-LE chipset,
> dual 1.8 GHz Xeons, 1 GB RAM, 40 gig hard drive, and two gigabit NIC's
> (one Intel, the other NatSemi 83820). OpenBSD doesn't support SMP, so
> only one of the processors is being used.
dmesg would help.
my bet is on the nge(4), tho. at GigE - esp. when you run jumbo frame
- it is not very efficient. I'd be interested in figures with a second
> No firewall: 939 Mbits/sec thoroughput
> Firewall: 785 Mbits/sec thoroughput
that's already pretty impressive...
check systat vmstat while doing the tests. I bet the interrupt #s kill
you. check especially which device causes how many.
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