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Re: 10GE router resource

  • From: Aaron Glenn
  • Date: Tue Mar 25 22:15:25 2008
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On Tue, Mar 25, 2008 at 6:15 PM, Patrick Clochesy <[email protected]> wrote:
> Very interesting study I had not seen, and a bummer. That really puts a
> cramp in my advocation of our CARP+pf load balancers/firewalls/gateways.
> Than again, what's a PIX box capable of?

I'd rather tweak a whitebox than pay through the nose for a PIX.

> I also had to switch to OpenBSD as there was a fatal crash with the bridge
> device in FreeBSD when used with my paticular OpenVPN/CARP/pf combination.
> AFAIK pf/forwarding only takes place on one core and wouldn't take advantage
> of the other 3 cores, correct?

Correct. There has been some great speed and efficiency improvements
in pf and other networking parts of OpenBSD; though from anecdotal
evidence, 10GbE is not ready for 'primetime' (for certain definitions
of 'primetime').

actually I'll just skip making an ass out of myself and hope [email protected]
chimes in, since I believe he reads NANOG as well.