iptables throughput on Soekris net4801

Earlier today I had to find out what the capacity of a soekris net4801 running openwrt.

Using a fairly normal rule set, it can forward 51.8 Mbits/sec which is alright for a 266 MHz processor.

Sadly for me, we’ll be getting a 100 Mbit fiber optic connection at work in a few months, so I guess I’ll have to move to a net5501 unit in order to max out the connection.

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How to resize ext3 partition on LVM

From time to time I have to resize the file systems on various systems which are primarily using ext3 on top of LVM.

Resizing such an ext3 file system is not a complex task at all. For starters, make sure you shut the domU down (or unmount the file system – unless you feel brave enough to do an online resize, in which case you should not be reading this).

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