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Too slow connecting to the Web.

By ekalife ·
We installed a Checkpoint firewall-1 and esafe on a Netserver LH3 Dell computer with 256MB Ram.We noticed afterwards the users complaining about the network being very slow when connecting to the web.
Does anyone knows if we need more Ram installed,move the software to another machine,or is it a configuration problem!...
Any thoughts?.Thank you, Ed.

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by rwscc In reply to Too slow connecting to th ...

Move eSafe Gateway to another box, then link the two of them with 100base-t cards. Any software scanning for such a variety of packet contents is going to be processor intensive. I'd suggest dual processors in your current box, but I'm not sure how it would schedule the tasks (you might see no gain with 2'nd cpu.) The second box needs a cpu speed to mach the firewall and at least 128m ram. This combo should keep up with a 10base-t link to the I'net backbone. If you have the typical t1 line and the users still compain it's slow start checking for a DoS attack against you firewall or router.

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by Aaron_Wurthmann In reply to Too slow connecting to th ...

Really the first thing to do here its to get on the box and do some pings and trace routes to monitor traphic. First do a trace route from your desk or any machine but the fire wall. Just pull up a command prompt and type "tracert www.cisco.com" <- I use cisco a lot. You get a message back that tracks your packets and the time it takes for them to get over each hop including your firewall. This way you'll know where to start looking for trouble, then of course do the same trace route from the firewall and see what you get, could be something wrong in the config, I think your RAM is fine and I don't think that you are being DoS, I now the self proclaimed master of being DoSed. =)

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by raravinth In reply to Too slow connecting to th ...

Increase u'r cache in a sperate drive

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by DC1 In reply to Too slow connecting to th ...

Also verify the rules and filters that you have implemented and what type of inspection of packets that you are doing.

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by wildmcp In reply to Too slow connecting to th ...

I agree with most of what has been said - also, check and see if you have reverse lookups turned on. Also check port scanning within the firewall, as sometimes this creates bandwidth problems.
Definitely make sure you use tracert to find out where things are bottlenecking.

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