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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 
http://www.nvidia.com/object/feature_activearmor.html
greg
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