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 From:  "Michael Joy" <mdjoy at phy dot olemiss dot edu>
 To:  <m0n0wall dash dev at lists dot m0n0 dot ch>
 Subject:  1.2b5 and 1.2b6 seem stable on WRAP
 Date:  Wed, 2 Mar 2005 23:23:14 -0600
I just wanted to give the dev's and Manuel a virtual pat on the back!

1.2b5 was completely rock solid stable on my Wrap 1C-3 as well as 1.2b6 so
far (I had the 1.2b4 lockup of death repeatedly no matter what I did), under
brutal pounding on a 3mb DSL line. The traffic shaper also appears to
actually work now. Before, p2p shaping did little more than allow web pages
to actually go through under a saturating load. Now, web pages actually pop
up just as fast as they would under a light load. The saturation behavior is
MUCH improved. Granted I did ditch my old rules, and recreate from the magic
shaper, then add a few rules for my static IP Packet8 Voip box (I just give
that IP max priority).

Congrats on a noteworthy improvement in the m0n0wall soft.

I did notice the NAT bug with 1.2b5, but if you just recreated the port
forwards and NAT rules the problem went away. I had that problem for all of
2 min before I recreated the rules. I did notice one other odd thing. After
playing around with the traffic shaper rules a bunch and the NAT rules a
bit, the memory usesage went up from 46 percent to 78 percent for the 4-5
days I ran 1.2b5 without a reboot. The performance was fine, but now with
1.2b6 (reboot) the memory usesage is down to 46 percent again. If I can
duplicate this behavior with 1.2b6 I'll try to write down exactly what I
did. Otherwise, it may just be an odd fluke with the rules getting
duplicated in memory.

Michael D. Joy
HEP - University of Mississippi
mdjoy at phy dot olemiss dot edu