Multicast Routing Performance

Massimiliano Stucchi max at
Tue Jun 3 09:22:17 PDT 2003

On Tue, 3 Jun 2003 14:18:25 +0100 (BST)
Gavin Kenny <gavinkenny at> wrote:

> Does any one have any experience of using a FreeBSD
> Box as a multicast router?
> I have a PIII 800Mhz with two 100Mbps NICS, what kind
> of throughput can I expect to get out of this setup?

>From my past experiences, and given a P90 with 8mb of RAM capable of
routing 4 different 2mbit lines with 4 different nicks without a glitch,
I can say that your hardware can perform up to wire's maximum capacity.
Maybe it depends on what else other than routing services you have to
run on that machine, but I don't think that would be a problem.

Ciao ciao


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