Questions about the FastPath Feature

Hi Sophos-Team,

I searched for the topic, but I haven't found a thread for it. Therefore I'd like to start a discussion/knowledge collection about the new fastpath feature.

My XG shows the following console output:

console> system firewall-acceleration show 

Firewall Acceleration is Enabled. Fastpath Load Failed.

Is this related to the new fast path feature?

What could be the reason for the failure?

Is the fast path feature available to SW appliances / virtual machines / home users etc.?

Thanks and Best Regards

Dom

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  • Hi Dom Nik,

          Thanks for your feedback. Please find the answer inline.

    Is this related to the new fast-path feature?

    Yes, This issue already identified and tracked using Jira id NC-51957 which is fixed in upcoming next v18 release.

    What could be the reason for the failure?

    Your XG firewall ethernet driver is not supported fast-path feature.Please share ethtool -i <your interface name> output.

    Is the fast path feature available to SW appliances / virtual machines/home users etc.?

    It depends on the ethernet interface driver.

  • Hi Apurv,

     

    I am getting this also from my software firewall, but this time not virtual. here is the output from the ethtool

     

    SFVH_SO01_SFOS 18.0.0 EAP3-Refresh1# ethtool -i Port2
    driver: r8168
    version: 8.046.00-NAPI
    firmware-version:
    expansion-rom-version:
    bus-info: 0000:03:00.0
    supports-statistics: yes
    supports-test: no
    supports-eeprom-access: no
    supports-register-dump: yes
    supports-priv-flags: no

     

    is this going to be supported?

    XG & UTM Architect (Systems: XG v18 & UTM 9.7 - Virtual, HW & SW)
    Curious enough to take it apart, skilled enough to put it back together, Clever enough to hide the extra parts when I'm Done!

  • Hi Argo,

    the Realtek series on NIC are not high performance devices, they rely on off loading to the CPU so creating a fastpath driver for them would not seem logical or practical.

    All the realtech devices are not used in commercial devices only home and low end PCs etc.

    Ian

     
    V18.0.x - e3-1225v5 6gb ram with 4 ports - 20w. 
    3 AP55s and 2 APX120s having a holiday until software update is released.
    If a post solves your question use the 'This helped me' link.
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  • Hi Argo,

    the Realtek series on NIC are not high performance devices, they rely on off loading to the CPU so creating a fastpath driver for them would not seem logical or practical.

    All the realtech devices are not used in commercial devices only home and low end PCs etc.

    Ian

     
    V18.0.x - e3-1225v5 6gb ram with 4 ports - 20w. 
    3 AP55s and 2 APX120s having a holiday until software update is released.
    If a post solves your question use the 'This helped me' link.
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