how many rules can be added?

Jan Du Caju Jan.DuCaju at kuleuven.net
Fri Sep 17 11:33:20 CEST 2004


On Thu, Sep 16, 2004 at 05:10:27PM +0300, Alaadin wrote:
> Hello,
> 
> how many ip tables rules can i add ?
> i added already 40
> if i added untill 100 or 500 rule
> would this make problems ?
> would this make the system lag ?
> would this make the system hang
> how many ip tables rules can i add ? or its unlimited?

If you have many rules and/or high bandwidth you should consider hipac
(High Performance Packet Classification) It uses the netfilter hooks 
and ... checkout yourself at http://www.hipac.org
There is also a performance comparison with iptables ...
It exists for a 2.4 kernel. A 2.6 version is promissed for october 2004.
As we (our university http://www.kuleuven.be/english) have many rules 
we use it and with success

Hope this helps,
Jan.
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