I'm upgrading the hardware on my webserver. It will run FreeBSD 4.9. I need to decide whether to use a hardware firewall (Cisco) or use ipfw, ipf, pf, etc.
The hardware firewall will increase my monthly server rental bill by almost 30%. So I'm wondering if the significant extra cost is worth it. What kind of performance hit will result from using ipfw, ipf or pf? I would like to avoid the extra expense of the hardware firewall. Can anyone offer an opinion on this matter? Any good reasons to use one over the other? Mark L. _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"