[CentOS] Centos Router

Tue Sep 11 15:02:42 UTC 2007
Ross S. W. Walker <rwalker at medallion.com>

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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