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. -Ross ______________________________________________________________________ This e-mail, and any attachments thereto, is intended only for use by the addressee(s) named herein and may contain legally privileged and/or confidential information. If you are not the intended recipient of this e-mail, you are hereby notified that any dissemination, distribution or copying of this e-mail, and any attachments thereto, is strictly prohibited. If you have received this e-mail in error, please immediately notify the sender and permanently delete the original and any copy or printout thereof.