SMP or Single CPU?
From: Juan Pablo Abuyeres
Date: Sun Apr 30 2006 - 08:42:29 EST
I've been using an old single processor / linux 2.4 iptables based
firewall for a few years.
Now it's time to upgrade that machine, so, I am wondering, would it be
of real benefit if I put a two-processor system for a firewall? This
machine is going to have 4 NICs, it's going to make routing (lots of
routes), and firewall (iptables). I don't know if these kind of tasks
take advantage from a multiple-processor architecture. Please enlighten
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