The following performance testing was done by KeyLabs and summarizes the
throughtput differences between Solaris and NT. Take a look at:
Max Data Throughput 89.75 Mbps 29.62 Mbps
Max No of Concurrent Conn 23,000 9000
Max Connections per Sec 1774 863
The test methodology and such are also described, but fundamentally the
traffic was 75% http and 25% ftp.
Disclaimer - Sun didn't pay for any part of this test....
> Does anyone have any experiences with Solaris v. NT performance running
> firewall like Firewall-1? Assuming that everything else is equal between
> the two,
> such as security, your ability to administrate, etc.
> (I realize that's a big assumption which has already been debated at
> length), which
> one can give you the best potential performance or the best bang for
> your buck
> when it is inserted in a 100 megabit, fast ethernet network, i.e. two
> How would you configure such a device for a moderate level of traffic
> 2-3000 packets per second in each direction, so that users would not
> notice a significant decrease in response time?
> Pete M.
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