I have a pair of Sunfire x2100's I am trying to configure as vpn
"routers" to bridge between two Data Centres.
isakmpd - easy working
bridging - also easy
bridging over ipsec tunnel - surprisingly easy as well
The problem I am having is the one part that I
_assumed_ would be the easiest.
I can not seem to get more that ~43 megabytes per second through
the bge cards on these boxes. This is the unencrypted speed
with the cards attached by x-over cable or on a 2950 switch with only
these two boxes attached.
I am running 4.0 using the 386 mp kernel compiled for IOAPIC.
I had essentially the same results w/ 3.9.
I tried installing Suse 10.0 just to see what kind of throughput I got
there, and was getting ~80 megabytes per second. This told me that the
HW was at least capable of getting the throughput I expected. Of course
the bloody linux dist is useless for these types of applications.