speed & scheduling of iptables filtering...
j jeffrey close
Wed, 13 Jun 2001 12:59:17 -0700
At 03:51 PM 6/13/2001 -0400, Ramin Alidousti wrote:
>On Wed, Jun 13, 2001 at 12:38:26PM -0700, j jeffrey close wrote:
> > Hello,
> > How can I speed up the packet filtering implemented through iptables? I
> > remember that ipchains had some timing-related options for responding to
> > some packets more quickly.
>What do you mean by "responding to some packets more quickly"? Who/what
>responds to the packets more quickly?
thanks for the reply --
i mean the firewall box responding to packets more quickly. i want to
minimize the delay required for packets to get through the firewall. is
there anything in iptables that affects how quickly packets get through the
firewall, or is it solely a function of how generally fast my firewall box
is and making sure that nothing else is competing for cycles?