Subject: Re: NetBSD/ipfilter limitations
To: Louis Guillaume <>
From: Geert Hendrickx <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 05/24/2007 15:08:43
On Thu, May 24, 2007 at 08:49:34AM -0400, Louis Guillaume wrote:
> Hi,
> I'm considering upgrading my Internet service. Probably to something
> like 20M down 5M up and was wondering:
> Will my Soekris 4501/NetBSD/ipfilter firewall be able to handle the
> traffic and routing?
> At what point will ipfilter begin to choke?
> Are there any other limitations I should be aware of?

I'm using NetBSD with ipfilter on a Soekris 4501 with 15000 Kb/s downstream
and 512 Kb/s upstream.  I have never really benchmarked it, but it seems to
handle the traffic just fine.