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 From:  "Scott Ullrich" <sullrich at gmail dot com>
 To:  "Marcel Wiget" <mwiget at mac dot com>
 Cc:  m0n0wall dash dev at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
 Subject:  Re: [m0n0wall-dev] WRAP NAT performance with OpenBSD and FreeBSD
 Date:  Sun, 4 Mar 2007 14:35:20 -0500
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.

Scott