I want to run a m0n0wall server on my LAN (cable, 384k up and 3 meg
down). I have toyed with it on older kit (P450 and 256MB PC100), but now
I am looking at building a machine for real from some parts I have to spare.
I have a Duron 700 (Socket A) that I want to use, and will order some
Crucial DDR to go with it on a Soyo K7VME motherboard. I run 4 game
servers on my lan, and need to run more port forwarding entries than my
Linksys firewall had slots for. I also want to VPN 2 or 3 lans together
between monowall routers, all on broadband. The VPNs will be for some
content transferring and some gaming, such as StarCraft and a couple old
IPX/SPX games. The normal (non VPN) connection will get around 12
external players at games like Half Life, where lag matters.
Will a Duron 700 and 128MB of DDR be enough for this? Will I see any
benefit from going to 256MB?
Also, does anyone have any suggestions for an inexpensive 1U rackmount
case that is only about half depth? I am looking at the Supermicro
SC512, but wanted to poll for suggestions before I plunked down the cash.