Dragonfly Routers

Bill Hacker wbh at conducive.org
Sun Feb 17 20:26:48 PST 2008

Dave Hayes wrote:
Has anyone here tried to use DragonFly BSD as a router where the box had
more than 4 network interfaces? I'm wondering if too many network
interfaces on one machine would have performance issues?
What sort of hardware, application, load?

I've run six pci-bus 10/100 NICs as an ipfw(1) bridging router under 
FreeBSD 4.8, 1 GHz Celeron, 512 MB PC133 SDRAM with acceptable performance.

Ergo I wouldn't expect DragonFly to take a back seat relative to any of 
the other *BSD's - or Linuces.

Not for any readily available off-the shelf hardware that can actually 
run a full-house Operating System (e.g. 'PC' acting as a router).

Serious router/firewall kit is on a different 'Planet' (or Cisco, or ..)
and better served with an RTOS.

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