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Re: FW: [suse-security] optimal kernel config for firewall gateway ?
  • From: Steffen Dettmer <steffen@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 19 Jan 2002 20:00:05 +0100
  • Message-id: <20020119200005.F2705@xxxxxxxxx>
* Thomas Schmidt wrote on Mon, Jan 14, 2002 at 12:00 +0100:
> It´s true, that you can use a 486 for Firewall, but a prefer to
> a P-II or AMD K6-2 as minium requieremnt for 1 Mbit. The
> problem ist not the traffic, but the syslog.

I would say: the problem is not the traffic, but the number of
rules. If you have i.e. 700 rules, which is not really much, a
P100 at least caused large delays and may not be able to handle
nice bandwidths.

oki,

Steffen

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