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SubjectRe: Poor IPSec performance with 2.6 kernels
On 27 Aug 2003, Tom Sightler wrote:

> My Internet connection is a DSL circuit that typically delivers about
> 150KB/s. When I connect with SuperFreeS/WAN my VPN throughput is quite
> good, averaging about 125KB/s (this seems about reasonable with
> overhead) but when making the identical connection with racoon and the
> 2.6 kernel I can only achieve 50KB/s. I've been unable to come up with
> any reason why this would be the case.
>
> Any hints would be appreciated.

I think SFS uses assembly crypto algorithms where possible, which would
account for roughly 2x performance increase.


- James
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James Morris
<jmorris@intercode.com.au>

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