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Date:      Wed, 11 Feb 2009 15:24:30 +0100 (CET)
From:      Oliver Fromme <>
To:        freebsd-ipfw@FreeBSD.ORG
Subject:   IPFW performance on SMP (vs. PF)
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I'll have to implement a packet filter on machines with
several cores (4 to 8).  Which one of the available filters
(IPFW, IPF, PF) will provide the best performance on such
SMP machines?  I heard that PF doesn't support SMP hardware
very well -- is that true?  Will IPFW be better?

Thanks for any insights.

Best regards

Oliver Fromme, secnetix GmbH & Co. KG, Marktplatz 29, 85567 Grafing b. M.
Handelsregister: Registergericht Muenchen, HRA 74606,  Geschäftsfuehrung:
secnetix Verwaltungsgesellsch. mbH, Handelsregister: Registergericht Mün-
chen, HRB 125758,  Geschäftsführer: Maik Bachmann, Olaf Erb, Ralf Gebhart

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