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Re: [suse-security] optimal kernel config for firewall gateway ?
  • From: "Kurt Seifried" <listuser@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 11 Jan 2002 00:49:07 -0700
  • Message-id: <002f01c19a74$730b78a0$6400030a@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
a 486 will firewall 1 megabit no sweat unless you have about 70 million
rules.


Kurt Seifried, kurt@xxxxxxxxxxxx
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----- Original Message -----
From: "Bernhard Held" <bheld@xxxxxxx>
To: "SuSE-Security List" <suse-security@xxxxxxxx>
Sent: Friday, January 11, 2002 12:31 AM
Subject: Re: [suse-security] optimal kernel config for firewall gateway ?


> >Well, if you compile a kernel with ip-forwarding turned on but filtering
> >disabled, one would expect that the router is faster because the code is
> >just missing in the kernel. On a reasonably fast machine I'd say that
> >these effects should be neglectable.
> But what do think is a reasonable machine? What will I need for a simple
> firewall with Internet (1 MBit), DMZ (Mailserver) and a local network in
> terms of MHz and MByte?
>
> Thanks,
> Bernhard
>
>
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