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 From:  "Scott Ullrich" <sullrich at gmail dot com>
 To:  "Alex WC Lee" <alexeen at noservice dot net>
 Cc:  "Jayden Phillips" <trainguy77 at shaw dot ca>, m0n0wall dash dev at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
 Subject:  Re: [m0n0wall-dev] Pfsense vs m0n0wall
 Date:  Sun, 19 Feb 2006 02:41:13 -0500
On 2/19/06, Alex WC Lee <alexeen at noservice dot net> wrote:
> Well, for m0n0wall, I can put it on a Soekris NET4801 with a 266MHz
> processor and the processor usually idles at 0-3% and response from the
> web administration is quite fast. Though, with pfsense, the CPU is
> constantly at 100%, and web response is much slower, so I assume one
> would need a more powerful processor for pfsense. For me, m0n0wall +
> edward's hack for transparent proxying did the trick and I gave up on
> pfsense. So it really depends if you need those extra features provided
> by pfsense (ie. SSH, plugins, etc...).

These where bugs that where fixed.   Here is a loaded 4801 with carp, etc:

# uptime
 7:40AM  up 10:28, 2 users, load averages: 0.23, 0.09, 0.07
# uname -a
FreeBSD pfsense.local 6.0-STABLE FreeBSD 6.0-STABLE #0: Wed Feb  1
01:12:11 UTC 2006    
sullrich at builder dot livebsd dot com:/usr/obj.pfSense/usr/src/sys/pfSense_wrap.6
# dmesg -a | grep Soekris
Geode Soekris net4801 comBIOS ver. 1.28 20050529 Copyright (C) 2000-2005