[Dshield] Recommendation for home router

Mark 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.

Any ideas? 



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
iperf available 
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
illustrative purposes 


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