OpenBSD PF - Performance [Contents]

"How much bandwidth can PF handle?"
"How much computing power do I need to handle my internet connection?"

There are no easy answers to those questions. For a simple home connection, most hardware should be more than enough. Other applications may require a faster machine with high-end NICs. PF is used in some very large, high-traffic applications, and the developers are power users of PF. Odds are it will do very well for most people.

PF performance is determined by several variables: