FreeBSD as router - performance vs hardware routers

Mike Maltese mike at
Thu Aug 14 09:19:58 PDT 2003

> Based on prior discussions regarding minimal hardware, I think the main
> thing to pay attention to is the type and brand of network cards you
> are going to be using.  I would stay away from those interrupter from
> hell  rl0 cards.  You won't be able to budge a 30-40 dollar pentium box

Agreed. I ditched the one that was the LAN interface for an Intel
EtherExpress (fxp) and picked up at least 2MB/s in peak bandwidth.

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