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 From:  "Braden McGrath" <braden at mcmail dot homeip dot net>
 To:  <jesse at wingnet dot net>, <m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch>
 Subject:  RE: [m0n0wall] Re: Experiences in 50+ user organizations?
 Date:  Thu, 24 Feb 2005 16:10:22 -0500
Jesse spake:
> I tend to agree with this. I had a Soekris 4801 riding a 
> saturated T1 in bridge mode doing traffic shaping for about a 
> week. The webGUI was painfully slow, but the Soekris seemed 
> to handle the traffic quite well.
> 
> I wouldn't place a Soekris 4801 on anything larger than a 
> saturated T1 though.

Don't the benchmarks show a 4801 capable of routing 20-30mbit/sec
(without VPN) though?

My home connection isn't very busy, but I get the throughput I'd expect
out of it...  3mbit/256kbit cable with Adelphia.

http://www.dslreports.com/speedtests/2783131;243368;54f933b4d2433bdee490
b28ca5f986b1;2.0;chi.speakeasy.net/1109279054

I'm using shaping/queuing, but not much else.  Net4801 and m0n0 1.2b3.
CPU is rarely over 25-30%.

Supposedly a pentium 200 with decent NICs is able to route a 100mbit
line under GNU.  Is the FreeBSD routing code that bad, or is there
really that much of a hit from firewalling and shaping?

--Braden