[CentOS] Centos Router
Ross S. W. Walker
rwalker at medallion.com
Tue Sep 11 15:02:42 UTC 2007
Ross S. W. Walker wrote:
> Graham Johnston wrote:
> > With the current discuss of "Performance of CentOS as a NAT
> > gateway", I am curious how many people out there are using
> > CentOS as a Router/Firewall in an enterprise or service
> > provider environment. For myself I am not really concerned
> > about NAT just a stateful firewall.
> > The other half of my questions is about performance. I have
> > read many articles and posts on the net about performance
> > tuning but they all seem to be about tuning a single host,
> > not a router. Does any have any tips in this area? Is
> > tuning even required.
> > For the sake of the conversation lets assume I am referring
> > to CentOS 5.
> My best tip for tuning performance:
> Don't until performance becomes an issue otherwise you have no
> basis of determining whether performance has improved.
Let me add a second tip:
Don't tune a parameter unless you know what is does.
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