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 From:  mika <mikata at gmail dot com>
 To:  m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
 Subject:  Re: [m0n0wall] What hardware will I need?
 Date:  Wed, 1 Dec 2004 21:36:20 +0100
On Wed, 01 Dec 2004 14:04:46 -0500, Fig <figmail at comcast dot net> wrote:
> Hi all-
> 
> 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.

Actually i think, P450 is quite OK for a 3meg connection

> 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.

Do you really want tu run a 12 player Half-Life server on a 3mbit line
with just 384k up? I dont think this would be lagfree!

> Will a Duron 700 and 128MB of DDR be enough for this? Will I see any
> benefit from going to 256MB?

I don't think so! Speed of m0n0wall is nearly no matter of RAM!