firewall high-load performance

Wojciech Puchar wojtek at
Tue Jun 10 22:14:23 UTC 2008

> My preferred firewall these days, for general use, is pf.  I seem to
> recall someone who has used it in high-load scenarios that it can kinda
> choke at high loads, though I don't recall whether that was due to pf
> itself or the fact he was running it on OpenBSD.  Until now, this has not
> been a concern for me.

it would be good to check out ipfw. at least it's IMHO much cleaner and 
easier to make rules i need, but it is fast.

but please check, i don't have any side-to-side comparision.
of course it depends how you rules are complicated and how good/bad you 
will define them.

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