Freebsd IP Forwarding performance (question, and some info)
[7-stable, current, em, smp]
if at xip.at
Tue Jul 1 01:00:34 UTC 2008
> >OK, I setup 2 boxes on either end of a RELENG_7 box from about May
> >7th just now, to see with 2 boxes blasting across it how it would
> >work. *However*, this is with no firewall loaded and, I must enable
> >ip fast forwarding. Without that enabled, the box just falls over.
> What is "ip fast forwarding" ?
instead of copying the while ip packet into system memory, only the ip
header is copyied and then in a "fast" path determined if it could be fast
if possible, a ned header is created at the other network-cards-buffer
and the ip-data is copied from network-card-buffer to network-card-buffer
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