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 From:  Dinesh Nair <dinesh at alphaque dot com>
 To:  Chris Buechler <cbuechler at gmail dot com>
 Cc:  m0n0wall dash dev at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
 Subject:  Re: [m0n0wall-dev] FreeBSD 6.0-based alpha version 1.3a1 available
 Date:  Mon, 21 Nov 2005 14:33:31 +0800
On 11/20/05 02:27 Chris Buechler said the following:
> That's a show stopper for me, for extensive testing on the Internet at least.

this has been fixed and will be available in the next alpha release.

> pfsense recently moved back to 5.x's ISC dhclient, because the OpenBSD
> dhclient ported over is unstable at best.  It would routinely crash

we're using the FreeBSD 6.0 dhclient. there were some minor changes needed 
to /etc/passwd and /var as well as changing the dhclient invokation 
commandline in /etc/inc/interfaces.inc. DHCP on WAN now works.

> As for 20 Mb throughput, last I checked with pf, FreeBSD 6 is almost
> 50% faster than that.  OpenBSD can get a bit more than 20 Mb through a
> 4801.

there're some sysctls we can play with. from exec.php, try the following 
command:

  sysctl net.inet.tcp.inflight.enable=0

and test to see of throughput increases. if it does, i'll make it the 
default in the next alpha release.

the one thing we need to address is the performance issue, and if we're to 
continue with freebsd for 1.3, we'd need to at the least match performance 
of the 1.2 release.

until then, i'm awaiting any more bugs which were discovered with 1.3a1 to 
fix before releasing 1.3a2 in a couple of days. so keep that feedback 
coming in.

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