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Re: [suse-security] optimal kernel config for firewall gateway ?
  • From: "Bernhard Held" <bheld@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 11 Jan 2002 08:31:30 +0100
  • Message-id: <006001c19a71$fd0aa600$58061bac@xxxxxxx>
>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?


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