gstammw at gmx
Apr 20, 2003, 6:30 AM
Post #1 of 4
It is an interesting question how much traffic the box can handle.
During normal operations I'd say that 500 Mbits/sec should be possible,
but the even more interesting question would be how much PACKETS PER
SECOND the box can handle ?
We've got the problem that our linux-boxes are freezing when an attack
with let's say only 40 megabits but hundreds of connections or packets
per second are incoming.
Maybe there's something wrong with our kernel and/or TCP-Settings.
Is there someone on the list who can tell me how to opzimize the linux
kernel and especially the tcp-settings in /proc ??
Maybe the ZNOG-group can help - I've cross-posted the message, so please
reply on nanog or via pm.
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Gesendet: Sonntag, 20. April 2003 07:59
An: nanog [at] merit
Betreff: Zebra Router???
I'm trying to find out what peoples experiences regarding the throughput
of Zebra on a FreeBSD Box.
My configuration is as follows:
Intel Pentium III 1.40G
1 Gig RAM
2x <Intel Pro 10/100B/100+ Ethernet> (one internal, one external) on
This box is running as a simple static router, i.e. one subnet on the
inside, Internet feed on the other side. No BGP, no RIP, no OSPF. Pretty
So the goal is to know the bandwidth limitation of this router. Any
ideas? I've heard numbers of 35Meg, 40 Meg, etc, however, I have not
recieved a good reason backing it up. Can anyone offer some input on
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