Software router state of the art

Chris Marlatt cmarlatt at rxsec.com
Wed Jul 23 11:25:52 CDT 2008


Adrian Chadd wrote:
> 
> 1 mil pps has been broken that way, but it uses lots of cores to get there.
> (8, I think?)
> 

http://unix.derkeiler.com/Mailing-Lists/FreeBSD/net/2008-06/msg00364.html 
has all the details. It's rather long thread but 1mpps was achieved on a 
single cpu IIRC (the server had multiple cpus but only one being used 
for forwarding). Firewall rules slowed it down quite a bit but theres 
also some work out there being done to minimize this.

Regards,

	Chris




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