using freebsd for a router
mv at roq.com
Fri Nov 25 02:47:12 GMT 2005
JD Bronson wrote:
> I dont want to start a flame/war here...but was *just* wondering...
> I currently use OpenBSD-3.8 for my router (T-1 with many statics) and
> then use FreeBSD-6.0 for my servers (web/mail/DNS...)
> I am debating on just standardizing to all FreeBSD.
> It seems the security is quite the same - but I dont know about
> performance pros/cons.
> It seems that the 'pf' that comes with FreeBSD 6.0 is equal to that
> within OBSD 3.8.
> So all things considered - is there any advantage to using FreeBSD for
> a router or just keeping things the way they are....?
> Thanks for any comments or flames (I suppose).
If you want to push a serious amount of traffic though FreeBSD as router
I recommend you use polling, after doing benchmarks I found polling
helped push through many magnitudes more data when going past the
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