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 From:  Kris Maglione <bsdaemon at comcast dot net>
 To:  Peter Curran <peter at closeconsultants dot com>, m0n0wall dash dev at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
 Subject:  Re: [m0n0wall-dev] The future
 Date:  Thu, 13 Oct 2005 16:20:04 -0400
Peter Curran wrote:

>I know it may not be as fast, and that m0n0 
>has never had a security issue with FreeBSD, but at the end of the day I want 
>1. SECURITY, 2. Secure Design, 3. SECURITY, 4. Functionality, 5. Performance 
>in that order.
It seems to me that most users of m0n0wall put a high priority on
performance, hence the reversion to 4.x over 5.3. In fairly recent
benchmarks, OpenBSD's networking speed didn't even come close to that of
FreeBSD 5.x (I will dig up these benchmarks when I get a chance, since I
keep mentioning them). It's a huge drawback and is of prime importance
on a firewall.