[pfSense] 10GbE performance?
cmb at pfsense.org
Mon Sep 19 18:24:02 EDT 2011
On Mon, Sep 19, 2011 at 5:58 PM, Greg Hennessy <Greg.Hennessy at nviz.net> wrote:
> That depends on what type and distribution of traffic is being firewalled, I've replaced Pix 535s in the Past with PF on FreeBSD with much obvious performance improvements all round.
> However no software firewall I know of will handle 10gigE @ at high rate small packet level.
For that matter I'm not aware of any commercial firewall that can do
10 Gb of entirely small packets. The biggest, baddest ASA, which costs
as much as a house, can't. It will roughly do 3-4 times the pps rate
of the fastest general purpose server hardware with a general purpose
OS that you can get though.
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