On 3/4/07, Marcel Wiget <mwiget at mac dot com> wrote:
> FreeBSD 4.11 has great forwarding performance when compared to
> FreeBSD 6.x and OpenBSD in general. For a VPN project on WRAP, I had
> again a look at OpenBSD and got a little surprise:
> OpenBSD-current (soon 4.1) is catching up with FreeBSD 6.2:
> Test setup: Notebook - LAN.WRAP.WAN - Notebook
> WRAP device performs DHCP and NAT service to clients on LAN side,
> while using DHCP on WAN (basically m0n0wall's default setup). 'iperf -
> s' is running on the WAN side Notebook and 'iperf -c -t 60 -i 10' on
> client. This sends traffic from LAN to WAN.
> m0n0wall 1.23b4: 33.2 Mbps
> m0n0wall 1.3b: 27.8 Mbps
> OpenBSD 4.0: 16.3 Mbps
> OpenBSD current: 27.2 Mbps (March 3rd snapshot)
> Still not as good as m0n0wall based on FreeBSD 4.11, but its getting
> close for me to be considered again.
This test is unfair. Try testing FreeBSD -CURRENT against OpenBSD
-CURRENT so that the whole picture is clear. A LOT of work has been
ongoing in FreeBSD-7-CURRENT and its performance may surprise you.