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Re: pf vs ASIC firewalls

On 17 Mar 2005 03:58:26 -0800, [email protected] (Henning Brauer) wrote:
>> All of that said, I wonder if there isn't some way to implement 
>> something vaguely PF-ish in an FPGA that would allow more control over 
>> the rulesets than an off-the-shelf ASIC.
>there likely is...
>I mean, state table and state table lookups in hardware, hand off 
>ruleset processing to the main CPU, that would rock. If done right.
Be interesting to see if that was possible using commodity offload hardware
such as that found in 
Delenda est Carthago