[CentOS] Optimizing CentOS for gigabit firewall

Les Mikesell lesmikesell at gmail.com
Sun Dec 20 16:27:19 UTC 2009


Chan Chung Hang Christopher wrote:
> Les Mikesell wrote:
>> 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?
>>
> 
> 
> Are you joking? That piece of crap just puts everything into one single 
> chain. I never EVER use Firewall Builder after I saw the results the 
> first time.

I haven't used it, but that doesn't seem to match the documentation under 
"Multiple Rule Sets" here: 
http://www.fwbuilder.org/docs/firewall_builder_3_features.html

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   Les Mikesell
    lesmikesell at gmail.com



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