IPv4 lists and speed?



  • Hi there I am using IP4 list and DNSBL list and have 2 Q's:

    Q1) I use the firehol_level1 and firehol_level3 IP lists and added firehol_level2 and firehol_level4 and the "deny" in the pfBlockerNG section on the dashboard went from 58k  to 137k, does this slowdown "surfing"speeds?

    Q2) When there is overlap between IPV4 and DNSBL will they be filtered for "doubles" (or am I saying something stupid?)


  • Moderator

    Just note that Level1 has bogons and should not be used to block outbound.

    If you have open WAN ports, then only add rules to protect those open WAN ports, otherwise it can slow you down and fill the log with useless info that is already being blocked by the firewall implicit block rules…

    However, its best to add rules to protect the Outbound.

    Next release will have a whole set of recommended feeds to use...



  • @BBcan177:

    Next release will have a whole set of recommended feeds to use…

    Thanks, I am looking forward to that one!


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