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ipnet/ipf performance



Does anyone have experience with the performance degradation induced by
ipnat and ipf?  I'm looking at installing a firewall that'll be doing basic
ipnat (2-6 rules) and a reasonable amount of ipf (30-40 rules) with a peak
of 10Mb/s, ~8Mb/s sustained.  What sort of [x86] hardware would this
require?  What about 9 Mb/s peak, 6Mb/s sustained?  Any help/hardware
recommendations is greatly appreciated.

Thnx in advance,
-Barclay

----  Barclay Osborn                                                   ----
---   bosborn@cyberpass.net                                             ---
---              Mister Order, he runs at a very good pace              ---
----             But old Mother Chaos is winning the race              ----
----- Lord Omar Khayyam Ravenhurst, K.S.C., The Honest Book of Truth  -----