Thanks for all the excellent replies to this question. Dinesh's answer looks like exactly what I'm experiencing. Unfortunately I can't use FreeBSD 4, because I don't think FASTIPSEC with the HiFn card is supported there. I tried with OpenBSD 3.8 and got similar performance to FreeBSD. I might try NetBSD in the weekend, someone mentioned that, and it's probably a good idea. Oh well, at the moment we've only got a 2Mbit link anyway, so they should suffice for a couple of years.
Regards John Ryan >-- Original Message -- >Date: Thu, 30 Mar 2006 13:03:43 +0800 >From: Dinesh Nair <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> >To: Mike Tancsa <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> >CC: [EMAIL PROTECTED], firstname.lastname@example.org >Subject: Re: Soekris Net4801 performance > > > > >On 03/30/06 09:28 Mike Tancsa said the following: >> On Wed, 29 Mar 2006 17:19:25 +0200, in sentex.lists.freebsd.questions >> you wrote: >>>ftp put is around 3Mbytes/sec and ftp get is around 2Mbytes/sec >>>ifconfig says: > >> They are not the fastest around, but it depends what you want to do >> with them. On an older 4501, I get about 7Mb. You should be able to >> get that at least. > >m0n0wall, a freebsd based router/firewall project is built for both the >soekris net45xx and net48xx boxes. m0n0wall 1.2 is based on freebsd 4.x and > >m0n0wall 1.3 (which i'm currently maintaining) is based on freebsd 6.x. >we've seen clear degradation of network throughput between m0n0 1.2 and >1.3. we usually use iperf for throughput testing with the m0n0wall sitting > >in between. search the m0n0wall lists for past throughput comparisons. > > http://m0n0.ch/wall/ > >-- >Regards, /\_/\ "All dogs go to heaven." >[EMAIL PROTECTED] (0 0) http://www.alphaque.com/ >+==========================----oOO--(_)--OOo----==========================+ >| for a in past present future; do > | >| for b in clients employers associates relatives neighbours pets; do > | >| echo "The opinions here in no way reflect the opinions of my $a $b." > | >| done; done > | >+=========================================================================+ _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"