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 From:  <tech at adaptive dot net>
 To:  <m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch>
 Subject:  Re: [m0n0wall] Robust enough for heavy duty?
 Date:  Sat, 10 Dec 2005 11:24:45 -0500
But what exactly is a 'state'.  If i look at specs for higher end hardware 
firewalls such as SonicWall 4060 or Cisco PIX 525, i see reference to 
"200,000 Concurrent Connections"

Is that the same as "states"?

>The major problem you could potentially run into is running out of
>states.  The state table size is a compile-time option that is set to
>30,000.  That's a bunch, you may very well not need that much.  Since
>you're only using 12 Mb at peak times, I really wouldn't anticipate
>needing more than 30,000 states.  I've never gotten over 30K, but it
>is a possibility to be aware of.

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