speed & scheduling of iptables filtering...
Thu, 14 Jun 2001 10:51:23 +0200
From: j jeffrey close [SMTP:email@example.com];
>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
>firewall, or is it solely a function of how generally fast my firewall
>is and making sure that nothing else is competing for cycles?
Are you talking about the "optimize as router not host" kernel configuration
option ? This option isn't directly iptables or ipchains related.
This option turns off the copy/checksum pass in some drivers.