[CentOS] Optimizing CentOS for gigabit firewall

Les Mikesell lesmikesell at gmail.com
Fri Dec 18 21:08:20 UTC 2009


Timo Schoeler wrote:
>> What about NetBSD? I heard that NetBSD has the best network stack out
>> there. Maybe NetBSD with pf is the best choice?
> 
> NetBSD is a very nice OS, I personally like it most (out of all BSDs out
> there); however, as can be read on
> 
> http://www.netbsd.org/docs/network/pf.html
> 
> there's the 'usual lag': OpenBSD implements feature X in 4.6, wait some
> time to see it implemented elsewhere.
> 
> One of the biggest strengths of OpenBSD is that it's really a completely
> rounded piece of work. Keep it that way. pf will perform best on
> OpenBSD, with all the nice features it has.

Has anyone used Firewall Builder to create a complex set of iptables 
rules?  Or compared performance where it built the same thing for 
linux/iptables  and bsd/pf?

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   Les Mikesell
    lesmikesell at gmail.com


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