real hardware router VS linux router

Steve Bertrand steve at ibctech.ca
Thu Feb 19 13:02:24 CST 2009


Ingo Flaschberger wrote:
> 
> this plattform can handle about
> 100.000pps and 400mbit 1500byte packets with freebsd
> http://lannerinc.com/Network_Application_Platforms/x86_Network_Appliance/1U_Network_Appliances/FW-7550
> 
> hardware:
>     4x pci 32bit, 33mhz intel gbit
>     1gb cf-card
>     1gb ram
> 
> with this hardware even more pps should be possible:
> http://www.axiomtek.de/network_appliances/network_appliances/smb_network_security_platform/na820.html
> 
> hardware:
>     7x pcie (1lane each) connected network

A very quick test through a box much like the one in your latter link,
running FBSD 7.1, Quagga, and many IPFW rules, to a machine that is not
very busy:

receiver% netstat -h -w 1
            input        (Total)           output
   packets  errs      bytes    packets  errs      bytes colls
         1     0         60          1     0        170     0
         1     0         60          1     0        170     0
         1     0         60          1     0        170     0
         1     0         60          1     0        170     0
       47K     0        28M          1     0        170     0
      132K     0        77M          1     0        170     0
      133K     0        78M          1     0        170     0
      133K     0        78M          1     0        170     0
      131K     0        77M          1     0        170     0
      132K     0        77M          1     0        170     0
      132K     0        78M          1     0        170     0
      133K     0        78M          1     0        170     0

Steve




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