rules per chain?
Sat, 19 Jan 2002 10:46:53 -0800 (PST)
--- Chris Rultedge <email@example.com> wrote:
> Hello all,
> Sorry to bother with such a small question, but can someone tell me how
> many rules can be in a chain before it starts to take a toll on performance?
> Is there a said limit? I running on a P200 + 128M of RAM.
On a P200 with 128MB RAM, with a competent rule design (descending order +
commonly-matched rules first + commonly-matched subchains first) I'd say that
altogether you could fit anywhere from 50 to 200 rules.
Sorry, but there's really no benchmark. I have a P5166 with 64MB RAM. With
an older design (about 50 port-by-port rules), I had commonly-matched rules first
and experienced no obvious slowdowns. The best way to find out is to load the rules
up and see what happens ;)
> Thanks in advance,
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