[Dshield] Recommendation for home router
markt442 at yahoo.com
Mon Feb 20 14:09:19 GMT 2006
Shows how long it's been since I've used it! Thx for
the quick note.
I agree - the other variable is how many NAT sessions
can the device handle "reliably". I have seen issues
with NAT translations falling over. I am looking for a
nice OpenSource package that would allow me to test
the max NAT translations a router (this level) would
carry before breaking down. Particularly interested in
UDP NAT translations as these have stressed some
routers I've worked with than TCP translations.
From: "Chris Buechler" <dshield at chrisbuechler.com>
Subject: Re: [Dshield] Recommendation for home router
Date: Mon, 20 Feb 2006 00:59:18 -0500
To: "General DShield Discussion List"
<list at lists.dshield.org>
Don't need to use cygwin. There's a Windows binary of
from the iperf site.
iperf is good for testing the maximum single
connection throughput of a
device. But what can be far more telling with routers
and firewalls is
how well they scale when under the load of many
connections. Some that perform well on a single
connection may perform
horribly when loaded with hundreds or thousands of
connections (which is common with some applications,
like BitTorrent is
a good example).
To translate that to a real world outcome, a given
router or firewall
may be able to handle, say, 8 Mbps with an HTTP
download, but maybe
2 Mbps with BitTorrent. (theoretical numbers for
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