FreeBSD as router - performance vs hardware routers

Kenneth Culver culverk at
Thu Aug 14 10:41:37 PDT 2003

> I personally would go with FreeBSD as a router. I have been used both a
> 200Mhz P1 and a 300Mhz P2 as routers with out problems. I personally
> have really liked being able to ssh into it su to root and change what
> ever I want to. It makes for a really flexible system.
> BTW I would suggest staying away from rl cards. I have a problems with
> them befor, especially under heavy load. Fxp cards and dc cards have
> done well from my experience.
I have had good experiences with xl based cards too, although they're


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