On Thu, 16 Oct 1997, Frank Darden wrote:
> >By the way, does the CheckPoint firewall service take advantage of Windows
> >NT symmetric multi-processing?
> Firewall-1 is a single threaded application. In 3.0a, multi-processor
> support was there, but they have mysteriously removed it from 3.0b. So for
> the time being, the answer is no, on all platforms.
This should already go into a FAQ somewhere: yes, FireWall-1 at least on
Solaris Sparc and Solaris x86 Intel does take advantage of
multiprocessing. Why: because Solaris itself distributes the load between
two or more processors. Believe me, if you add a second processor to dual
Pentium for example you can see how it gets better.
I don't know about NT, may be that really is so stupid it does not know
how to use both processors.
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