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Date:      Sat, 5 Oct 1996 08:00:57 +0930 (CST)
From:      Peter Childs <pjchilds@imforei.apana.org.au>
To:        jarekb@pap.waw.pl (Jaroslaw Bazydlo), freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Message-ID:  <199610042230.IAA27201@al.imforei.apana.org.au>

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In article <199609301140.NAA23668@cergowa.pap.waw.pl> you wrote:

: FreeBSD 2.1-STABLE / 8M RAM and 32M of swap / 5 Ethernet Cards / 
: IP Filter 3.1.0 run in the system

: This computer acts as a Ethernet router w/o problems but sometimes it hangs
: up for a couple o secconds. I logfile I can see "ed2: device timeout" in
: those moments. This could point to hardware problems. Ok I'll try to replace
: it with the new one but... 
 
 Yup.. I used to see these from a cheap-as-chips ne2000 until i replaced
 it with another (but slightly less cheap) :)

: Does anyone know how to judge how much memory I need according to number o
: Ethernet Cards (all are 10BaseT, UTP 10Mbit/s) ????

 RAM shouldn't really be a problem with routing unless your running some
 sort of routing daemon stuff (like gated).

: Which pocket filtering software is better Avalon's IP Filter or native 
: FreeBSD's ???

 Well ipfilter is more flexible, and to paraphrase the discussion about
 IPFW that came up from the developers/maintainers of it

   "you can dress a sh*t in a suite, but no matter how you look at
     it its still a sh*t"

 Peter

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