Installing two PIX-515E Firewalls (Failover Pair) on a customer site. The outside interface connects directly with a 10MBps link to the internet. When I am measuring throughput however, I am only getting an average of 2.5MBps download speed. When I remove the firewalls completely and connect a laptop directly to the same 10MBps internet line, I am getting average download speeds of 7MBps.
What sort of latency should I be expecting with the PIX-515E firewalls. There are no VPNs being used at present,so I am unable to explain the big difference in throughput
There is no QoS configured.
The Software version is 7.2(2)
I have powered off the Standby PIX just in case it was something to do with it - but it made no difference
Run the command "show asp drop" several times from the command line, and look to see if the out-of-order packet buffer full counter is rapidly climbing. If so, you are running into a limitation of the 7.X operating system (especially with the PIX). If you had an ASA, you could implement the workaround, but the PIX doesn't have the ability to implement the workaround.
We have configured the outside and inside Interface with official ipv6 adresses, set a default route on outside Interface to our router, we also have definied a rule , which also gets hits, to permit tcp from inside Interface to any6.
In Syslog I also se...