Subject: Re: IPsec performance
To: None <>
From: Ignatios Souvatzis <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 07/19/2000 10:34:07
On Wed, Jul 19, 2000 at 06:24:05AM +0900, wrote:
> >With 466MHz Celeron CPUs and decent network hardware (3c905B) the most
> >throughput I seem to be able to force through our IPsec is about 1.5MB/sec
> >(that's mega *bytes*, not bits).  Though I'm told by several people that
> >this is not atypical for a software-only IPsec implementation, I don't
> >understand _why_.
> 	see KAME PR 229.
> 	basically, blowfish uses very big intermediate data and we cant
> 	hold it on the stack.  we endup using static memory pool and
> 	hence we need spl locks.  we'll try to correct it.

Thats specific to blowfish? What should we used on underpowered machines