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Iptables rule traversal: bandwidth at >= 10K of IP addresses

Posted 11-24-2011 at 09:07 PM by unSpawn
Updated 11-24-2011 at 03:53 PM by unSpawn

Anyone who is interested in iptables performance will find Harris, Melara, Smith and Nico's "Performance analysis of the Linux firewall in a host" (2002) and Kadlecsik and Pásztor's "Netfilter Performance Testing" (2005). But what actually is the effect of a large rule set on performance?

The attached PDF I created is not an an exhaustive study of Netfilter performance but shows you Jperf data and pictures (joy!) for plain rule sets, ipset (iphash) and the iptables...
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Denyhosts vs Fail2ban aka tcp_wrappers vs iptables

Posted 07-22-2010 at 04:58 AM by unSpawn

At times denyhosts is being recommended over fail2ban. The common misconception being these applications are equal. They're not, OK in more than one way, but focusing on method of filtering denyhosts uses tcp_wrappers by default where Fail2ban uses iptables by default.

Using tcp_wrappers means a packet has to be delivered to that service. The serving application is responsible for reading /etc/hosts.{deny,allow} to determine itself if a connection is allowed or not. Requiring a network...
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