Subject: Re: is ip forwarding/nat so cpu consuming?
To: Bill K. <>
From: David Brownlee <>
List: tech-net
Date: 03/23/2001 09:57:58
	Does the load go down to 0 when the network is unused? What
	might be interesting is the output of something like dhry2
	(pkgsrc/benchmarks/dhrystone) when the machine is idle and
	running NAT to get an idea of how much CPU is left to

		David/absolute		-- No hype required --

On Thu, 22 Mar 2001, Bill K. wrote:

> hi
> i'm using a netbsd-1.5 box as a gateway to the internet. It is set up
> with firewalling (with ipf) and nat translation. it is a celeron 375Mhz.
> This box usually stays on all day (doing nothing..!). When i telnet it,
> it ALWAYS says that system load is about 0.15. At compile times this can
> go up to 2.5 or 3. Even after the boot the load is about 0.15. I've seen
> a 486dx/2 66 set up exactly like my celeron (but with freebsd), displaying
> system loads 0.00 (my linux says that, too!). Is ipf/nat SO cpu
> demanding.., can anyone guess what is happening here? (Of, course, top
> states that CPU states are all 0.0%)... Anyone?
> thanx,
> bill