Subject: Re: On the performance of ipfilter
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: David Howland <email@example.com>
Date: 04/06/2005 11:43:45
Answering several emails:
> He should check his duplex settings on the LAN between FW and
> cable modem.
The card is set to Autodetect, which I'm sure is what the cable modem uses.
> Does the kernel print some message about NMBCLUSTERS (in
> /var/log/messages, or dmesg) ? How much state entries to you
> have in kernel when this happens (use ipnat -l and ipfstat -sl)?
It always happens. However, I've seen ipnat -l list up to one or two
hundred mappings or redirects at a time. From what I've read, this
should be well within the ability of the software to handle.
> Now I'd be interested in seing his ifconfig setup too.
$ ifconfig ex0
ex0: flags=8863<UP,BROADCAST,NOTRAILERS,RUNNING,SIMPLEX,MULTICAST> mtu 1500
media: Ethernet autoselect (100baseTX full-duplex)
inet 65.x.x.x netmask 0xfffffc00 broadcast 255.255.255.255
> The obvious question: what happens if you disable ipfilter?
> (Either through /etc/rc.d/ipfilter stop or by removing it from
> the kernel.)
Ok, I'd like to try that. But, how can I? If I remove ipfilter, I will
have no NAT. No packets will make it back to my internal network.