> smtp connections through the firewall to our mail server are
> ridiculously slow, like 25 seconds before the connection and xfer
> completes. needless to say, this is unacceptable.
Perhaps your mail server is trying to do identd authentication or reverse
dns lookup which both times out?
Add a verbose deny rule (-o in ipfwadm) and see in the kernel.log which
packages get rejected).
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