Maximum Firewall States



  • Hello :)

    New member on the forums.. Anyhow.. to question..

    What is the maximum figure that can be put in the advanced page for the maximum number of firewall states..
    My max was set to 40,000 states and it was filling up so i set it to 60,000 states.
    My box has enough memory (1Gig) and processing power (2.8Ghz)
    so i want to know whats the theoretical maximum (if any)

    Thanks



  • Just keep an eye on your cpu and memory usage, if they arn't maxed out you have more to go.



  • @xphat:

    Hello :)

    New member on the forums.. Anyhow.. to question..

    What is the maximum figure that can be put in the advanced page for the maximum number of firewall states..
    My max was set to 40,000 states and it was filling up so i set it to 60,000 states.
    My box has enough memory (1Gig) and processing power (2.8Ghz)
    so i want to know whats the theoretical maximum (if any)

    Thanks

    Rough rule of thumb is each state takes about 1K of RAM.  With a gig, you should be able to hit 768K states (I'm reserving 256M for OS and userland, a little excessive, but fair, IMO).

    –Bill



  • Thanks Billm :)


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