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 From:  Ron Rosson <ron at oneinsane dot net>
 To:  m0n0wall <m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch>
 Subject:  Re: Re[2]: [m0n0wall] Future OS Base for M0n0wall
 Date:  Wed, 04 May 2005 09:50:10 -0500
With out seeing the rules that you have enabled one of the speed increases
could be that pfsense (not knowing) could have the rules in its
configuration that handles TCP ACKs in an efficient manner as described in
<http://www.benzedrine.cx/ackpri.html>

-Ron
-- 
Ron Rosson
ron at oneinsane dot net
http://www.oneinsane.net


> From: Scott Nasuta <tcslv at cox dot net>
> Reply-To: Scott Nasuta <tcslv at cox dot net>
> Date: Wed, 04 May 2005 03:21:55 -0700
> To: <m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch>
> Subject: Re[2]: [m0n0wall] Future OS Base for M0n0wall
> 
> 
>> 5.3 and 5.4 and pfSense are actually slower than m0n0wall and 5.3 by
>> about 900 Kbps on a 4501 (11.4 vs. 10.5 Mbps), and similar percentages
>> on WRAP and 4801.  5.4 brought no improvement over 5.3.  PF does
>> handle more sessions a lot better than ipf though, it seems, though
>> it's extremely unsteady.
> 
> Also, I notice download speed differences between m0n0/pfsense and
> pfsense always seems to do better.
> 
> For example. Last night I downloaded exact same 30mb file from same
> ftp site only within the amount of time it took to reboot my box to
> get m0n0 running. Only difference is one is that pfsense is running
> from the hard drive while m0n0 is LiveCD.
> 
> Pfsense 60.2 = Starts out at humungous 375Kbps and slowly declines to
> 300Kbps and then stays within 1-2Kbps of that number rest of download.
> 
> m0n0 1.2b3 = Starts at 330Kbps and slowly declines to 300Kbps and then
> continues past that eventually settling at 280Kbps and randomly
> fluctuates upto 284Kbps every so often.
> 
> This has been my experience for months now as I went through this same
> experiment when 1.2b7 came out. Subsequent tests half hour later
> result in very similar numbers.
> 
> Just a FYI
> 
> -- 
> Best regards,
>  Scott                            mailto:tcslv at cox dot net
> 
> 
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