> The below test was performed between a SS5-85 (client pumping data)
> and a SS2 (equiped with IP packet filter as per the tests) over ethernet.
This is comparing apples and oranges!
I didn't say that packet filter would have problems maintaining
ethernet speeds. I said that the problem is with application relays.
Packet filters provide much better scalability to larger numbers of
connections and higher speed interfaces and do application relays that
much process all of the packets in a user level process.