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Re: 10GE router resource

  • From: Chris Marlatt
  • Date: Thu Mar 27 10:33:35 2008

Patrick Clochesy 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 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?

-Patrick is worth a quick read. 7.0 already supports some SMP networking but when the pflock changes are done you'll likely see some pretty serious performance from those devices.