Re: Networking with slow CPUs

Bill Davidsen (
Fri, 29 Mar 2002 10:47:55 -0500 (EST)

On Fri, 29 Mar 2002 wrote:

> Robert Schwebel wrote:
> >
> > Is there a possibility to "harden" a small machine (33 MHz embedded
> > device) against e.g. flood pings from the outside world?
> It *is* bleeding edge, as someone else pointed out, but you should
> really investigate NAPI. It's designed to make Linux resiliant against
> non-flow-controlled network loads like routing, which sounds like
> just the ticket.

There is rate limiting in recent iptables, as well. I don't regard
iptable as bleeding edge, so that may have a higher comfort level.

bill davidsen <>
  CTO, TMR Associates, Inc
Doing interesting things with little computers since 1979.

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