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 From:  Alex Neuman van der Hans <alex at nkpanama dot com>
 Cc:  m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
 Subject:  Probably completely OT but here goes (was Re: [m0n0wall] m0n0wall throughput)
 Date:  Wed, 22 Feb 2006 21:56:06 -0500
> If you said the reverse was true, I could almost believe that (though
> that would leave pfsense much slower than it should be).  You have
> some serious problem if pfsense performs one iota better than
> m0n0wall, much less 10 times faster.  FreeBSD 4.x is at least twice as
> fast (networking-wise, on a single proc machine) as 6.x, hence
> m0n0wall should be at least twice as fast as pfsense.  There may be
> some limited circumstances where improved driver support reduces that
> difference, but it would be pretty safe to say that pfsense will
> virtually never be faster than current m0n0wall versions.
>   
If I may ask, just for informative purposes, why is 4.x faster than 6.x? And how does multiproc
help/hinder?

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