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[Openvpn-users] Re: How many vpns can a cpu handle?

  • Subject: [Openvpn-users] Re: How many vpns can a cpu handle?
  • From: Charles Duffy <cduffy@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 15 Dec 2004 14:13:45 -0600

On Wed, 15 Dec 2004 10:01:10 +0100, richard wrote:

> on fbsd with smp support+ 2 xeons 2.8 (each one has 2 cores) one vpn 
> masse download client causes 0.5%-1% cpu
> I hope establishing more than 500 vpn clients on one machine.

I wouldn't want to do that with multiple peer-to-peer-mode instances,
though -- other costs (such as context switching) would start to add up.

Part of the point of 2.0's multi-client server mode is scalability; folks
trying to do accomplish that sort of thing would do well to take advantage
of it.

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