On 9/4/06, Jonathan De Graeve <Jonathan dot DeGraeve at imelda dot be> wrote:
> If somebody does the appropriate funding I will be happy to rewrite
> everything to an OO infrastructure which will make threading of the
> captive portal possible.
Is this the bottleneck? Is it for concurrent logins or concurrent
active sessions? How about performance of the OS networking stack,
does it benefit from SMP today?
> In that case it will certainly be possible to
> handle 50k users (although it will be without mac locking) and I don't
What is MAC locking?
> know the maximum ruleset for a BSD based system. But for the moment, not
> yet... I'm in the way of moving to such an infrastructure.
I don't need firewall rules.(except redirect for unauthenticated users).
> PS even a Cisco doesn't handle this atm. I know only one system that is
I think Cisco limit is at line speed.
> able of handling 100k users but its not public available yet and it runs
> on linux. It is from a guy who works at my old university (KULeuven) and
> consists of at least 2hardware boxes. (router/login-logout frontend
I am not hooked on FreeBSD. Just looking for scalable solution with
minimum integration to our billing.
> Can I ask for which situation you need to handle 50k users?
It is for citi wide wireless cpe aaa, traffic shaping and session
control. Most of the users are