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Fast Forwarding the Bird

We will go into some details of some work done to improve Linux's packet forwarding capacity using commodity off the shelf hardware. Some suggested improvements to the lower layers of the Linux network stack are discussed.

Although the focus is on fast packet forwarding, the solution also applies to situations where servers are under unrealistically heavy loads such as extreme case benchmarks and on packet sniffer equipment monitoring high speeds.

Jamal Hadi Salim

Jamal has been working at Nortel Networks for over six years in a variety of areas ranging from Digital Signal Processing to SS7. He is currently working in the Open IP initiative. He has been contributing to Linux since 1994.

He promises to submit a patch one of these days that will get his name in the CREDITS/MAINTAINERS files.


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