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 From:  "Robert Staph" <rstaph at digitalimpreza dot com>
 To:  <m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch>
 Subject:  Re: [m0n0wall] Not seeing the 5.3 slowdowns
 Date:  Fri, 1 Apr 2005 08:07:57 -0500
I was trying a few LAN<->DMZ transfers and I do have firewall rules between
but no NAT.  I was getting 45Mbps and CPU load of 45% with 1.2b7 (through a
100Mbps hub connection).  Generic-PC P3-500, 64MB, nothing special.

with 1.2b3 I was getting 44Mbps with a CPU load of 43%.

What gives?  Is the issue just when going through the WAN?  could it be a
product of NAT?

Just trying to put a little more info out there.


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Kevin Bowling" <kevin dot bowling at wans dot net>
To: <m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch>
Sent: Thursday, March 31, 2005 10:42 PM
Subject: [m0n0wall] Not seeing the 5.3 slowdowns

>  Interestingly enough, I am not experiencing the slowdowns users like
> Chris report.  I am able to pull my entire 4 megabit line down with
> minimal effort on the firewall.  Granted, 5.3 uses a bit more CPU but
> nothing too absurd.  The test was run using two client PCs: one running
> Azureus and an HTTP download from IBM, and the other running eXeem for a
> total of maybe 80 or so streams.  CPU use was in the low 20 percentiles
> regardless of the HTTP download running or not.  IIRC I believe the 4.3
> release tree would run around 10-15% in similar tests.  My firewall is a
> 266MHz Pentium (not PII) with 64MB RAM.  A simple proportion would not
> agree with the numbers others are experiencing.  Perhaps it is an issue
> with a particular NIC chipset or code optimization (586 vs 486)?  I am
> using sis and fxp.
>                Kevin
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