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Network Administration with FreeBSD 7 by Babak Farrokhi

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Chapter 6. System Configuration—Tuning Performance

FreeBSD was designed and is being developed, with performance in mind. It has proved to be a very high performance operating system for the network applications as well. There are millions of sites running FreeBSD as their hosting platform (according to Netcraft). Many users use FreeBSD as their gateway router and firewall, while many others run their network services (for example, WWW, Mail, FTP, and so on) over FreeBSD.

When you set up a new installation of FreeBSD on your server, the default configuration is designed to be conservative to offer more stability over various hardware configurations. However, you may want to tweak a few parameters to get the most out of your powerful hardware and ...

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