Subject: Re: Choice for a gateway
To: David Maxwell <>
From: Julio Merino <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 06/06/2001 22:35:59
On Wed, Jun 06, 2001 at 02:48:28PM -0400, David Maxwell wrote:

> On Tue, Jun 05, 2001 at 09:32:39PM +0200, Julio Merino wrote:
> > Hi all,
> Hi,


> Faster will depend entirely on what you run on the machine. Each OS is
> better/worse in different areas, and the taskload is unpredictable,
> so...

It will act mainly as a gateway, also as an ftp server (with nfs mounts),
an apache server, and smtp server too.

> Overall, I bet that in a "blind shell test" (think Pepsi challenge),
> very few people (no one?) could distinguish which BSD they were on by
> speed of response. (but output formats/content would give things away
> for those in the know.)

The problem is that I'm running now NetBSD on my computer and when I ran
some things (two cvs, and compiling a kernel) the system seems to be
highly stressed (load average of about 2.7 only)... The hard disk is
used a lot and that's what happen, but I think FreeBSD handles this
better. Maybe NetBSD does not enable dma? How do I see it?


> You know which list you asked on though, so you know what response to
> expect ;-)

Yeah, I know that :)

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