Alix boards throughput
What would be the achieved throughput when using an alix (500mhz/256MB) board as a firewall (100Mbit WAN <-> 100Mbit LAN) ?
I haven't tried yet, but others have reported 100 Mb wire speed.
Just finished some testing and here are my results with netio:
TCP connection established.
Packet size 1k bytes: 10370 KByte/s Tx, 10822 KByte/s Rx.
Packet size 2k bytes: 10396 KByte/s Tx, 10921 KByte/s Rx.
Packet size 4k bytes: 10574 KByte/s Tx, 10927 KByte/s Rx.
Packet size 8k bytes: 10567 KByte/s Tx, 11026 KByte/s Rx.
Packet size 16k bytes: 10596 KByte/s Tx, 11029 KByte/s Rx.
Packet size 32k bytes: 10613 KByte/s Tx, 11066 KByte/s Rx.
So basically, it is going at close to 100 mbit wirespeed…. Amazing!
For those interested, the specs for the host and client used for the netio testing were:
host: Athlon 850 MHz with intel nic
client: Pentium 4 - 1.8 GHz with intel nic
My connection (100/10MBit/s) normally peaks at 80MBit/s downstream while simultaneously hitting the ceiling of 10Mbit/s upstream with appr. 2000 active states on an Alix2C3 running embedded 1.2-RC3. The numbers were more or less the same when running m0n0wall 1.3b5.
Is there any chance you have the ALIX board running as an OpenVPN client and can test the throughput of that as well?
@naughtyusmaximus: No, sorry. I'm currently not using it as a VPN client/terminator of any kind. I might in the future though, in case of which I'll post the info.
Ok thank you
I've just ordered one which will be used as an OpenVPN client - if I get it set up before you I'll post my results ;)
I have OpenVPN running on mine to connect road worriers
havn't done any troughput tests, but from just using it, it is way faster than ipsec or pptp
I'm on a Alix 2c2
So basically, it is going at close to 100 mbit wirespeed.... Amazing!
i wonder how you managed to get such good speed.
i'm using my pfsense (1.2-rc4) at a vdsl line (50/10mbit) and can't get more than ~2MB/s downstream… as soon as i remove the pfsense i get 4,7MB/s
my setup is the following:
vdsl-modem -> isp-router -> 1st lan -> pfsense -> 2nd lan
any hints how i could improve my speed?