Testing Linux network appliances

It seems that one of my customer would like to have some kind of a network appliance in front of its windows server (good idea!), and I have some strange animals^W^Whardware lying around, I decided to do some performance testing. Following will be used:

  • Gateway 7001 AP – Intel XScale IXP422-based AP with 2 ethernet ports and 1 miniPCI.
  • Atmel NGW100 – AVR32-based development board with 2 ethernet ports
  • PeeCee with various hardware – “pick your favourite mobo brand and build some crap”

Testing will include NAT, some IPsec with various crypto engines measured with iperf, and also some power consumption measurement if I can get a good meter.

Results will be posted here, so check back later.

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