Unanticipated Performance Gain!After last night's posting about the NS server box going through its next phase of life, I was glad to be done. Now both machines are running the exact same OS...with many cool features between the two (and set up the way I want them to be now).
One slightly anticipated (but not expected to notice) performance gain was with the transition to iptables. Ipchains is the slower of the two...and was what I previously used. After reading things about slight (~16ms) performance increases, I didn't anticipate much; however, I was to be surprised. I've not measured anything, but my educated guess is that the performance boost I've gotten from the transition is on the order of (several) hundred milliseconds.
Things are being routed much faster than before...and is very noticeable. This is good...and proves that it was a good move to make.
Until next time...
This post was upgraded to the MZ Online Blog on 8/20/07