Modeling the performance of a NAT/firewall network service for the IXP2400

@inproceedings{Verdickt2005ModelingTP,
  title={Modeling the performance of a NAT/firewall network service for the IXP2400},
  author={Tom Verdickt and Wim Van de Meerssche and Koert Vlaeminck},
  booktitle={WOSP},
  year={2005}
}
The evolution towards IP-aware access networks creates the possibility (and, indeed, the desirability) of additional network services, like firewalling or NAT, integrated into the network devices. These new services, however, force the network components to be both flexible (to cope with changing protocols and applications) and powerful. Network processors as a platform on which to implement the network services seem to fit the bill.System performance should be assured by incorporating… CONTINUE READING