Iptables initialization

ken_i_m at elegantinnovations.net ken_i_m at elegantinnovations.net
Fri Feb 13 23:55:11 PST 2004

On Fri, Feb 13, 2004 at 03:57:57PM -0500, Archaic (archaic at indy.rr.com) wrote:
> Can't give any quick links, just an anecdotal. 
> *snip* 
> I would have to see
> degradation to believe it since I've personally seen the lack thereof.

I have done no methodical testing but I agree with this assessment.
Until you start pushing LAN speeds even a really old box is enough.

My understanding is that if libpcap is being used for example tcpdump 
or snort then 100KB starts to show it up as a bottleneck.
I think, therefore, ken_i_m
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