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 From:  Chris Buechler <cbuechler at gmail dot com>
 To:  m0n0wall list <m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch>
 Subject:  1.2b5+ BitTorrent problem
 Date:  Sat, 26 Mar 2005 15:47:35 -0500
Seems that any of the 5.3-based betas have an issue with handling huge
numbers of packets.  BitTorrent is one easy way to replicate the

With a 4501 and 1.2b7, downloading about 400 KBps and uploading 2-3
KBps on BitTorrent pegs the CPU on m0n0wall at 100%.  With 1.2b3 and
earlier I used BT without any issues.

To replicate, get any BT client and download a torrent like:

Azureus seemed to be the worst, pegging it at 100% all the time.  ABC
client kept it around 96-100%, still way higher than it should be for
that amount of traffic.  Was steadily 390-410 KBps down and 2-3 KBps
up on both.

(all throughput numbers in B, bytes)

Can anyone else confirm or deny?