[Tor-BSD] OpenBSD pf rules...
libertas at mykolab.com
Fri Dec 12 05:27:54 EST 2014
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Excuse the delayed reply, but do you have any sources or reading
material you'd like to share on this? I've noticed that OpenBSD relays
(mine and others') tend to underperform, and I'm beginning to suspect
that there's an issue with high-connection-count network efficiency.
It was always just a passing inkling, but I'm interested in learning
more about pf's latency cost.
On 12/02/2014 03:21 PM, George Rosamond wrote:
> A little unclear about the context about "increased latency" from
> OP, but...
> I had a discussion with GNN last night about testing Tor
> throughput and the difficulties, and he mentioned that pf had a
> heavy affect on FreeBSD performance.
> I posited that it had less of an affect on OpenBSD, since I was
> around the discussion at vBSDCon last year when Henning laughed
> about the pf code still being used on FreeBSD. But that was
> before a bunch of enhancements came from the FreeBSD version/fork.
> It actually might sense to try out ipfw for the purposes of a Tor
> relay. AFAIK, it's much less taxing on the throughput.
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