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# 204556 6-Oct-2016 19:28
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Mine takes about 10 minutes! Takes ages on the loading configuration bit.

I do have zone based FW set up with 6 zones but the rule sets are pretty light. Most of them are just accept established/related.

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  # 1646987 6-Oct-2016 22:43
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It is a while since I last timed mine, but I think it takes 3-4 minutes.  I also have zone firewalls (both IPv4 and IPv6), but only four zones.  I do have a reasonable number of rules in quite a few of my zones.  Zone firewalls do seem to take ages to configure, and the CPU is not really fast enough to do it with the interpreter they are using.  I would love to see them add the ability to offload that config processing to one of my fast PCs.

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  # 1647001 6-Oct-2016 23:29
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Around 2mins for me.


The stock USB drive on the ERL is quite slow. I imaged the old USB drive onto a Samsung USB 3.0 high speed drive (this one - currently on deals on the Night Market sale if you're quick) and then extended the partition out to the full 32gb of the drive. I don't need 32gb of storage on my router however the speed of the drive makes it quite quick.


Now - don't grab any cheap drive and put it in as the router won't likely boot. I went through a selection of drives before I found one that worked.


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  # 1647368 7-Oct-2016 15:41
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Thanks guys. I guess rule processing in the cloud might be a good idea.

With regards to the USB stick, do the newer models still use one?

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