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 From:  "Jason J. Ellingson" <jason at ellingson dot com>
 To:  <m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch>
 Subject:  RE: [m0n0wall] What hardware will I need?
 Date:  Wed, 1 Dec 2004 17:27:31 -0600
All my m0n0walls are on P2-450MHz computers with 256MB RAM.  They all push
far beyond 3MBit.  In fact, my most heavily used m0n0 is on a 10 MBit line
at a server colocation center and has no problems giving me the full
bandwidth.  Even IPSEC (blowfish algo) screams along.

Now if/when m0n0 supports SMP, I'll benefit as these are all dual 450's...
but sadly, m0n0 only uses one CPU right now.

nudge, nudge to any developers out there...
Jason J Ellingson
Technical Consultant

615.301.1682 : nashville
612.605.1132 : minneapolis

jason at ellingson dot com

-----Original Message-----
From: Fig [mailto:figmail at comcast dot net] 
Sent: Wednesday, December 01, 2004 1:05 PM
To: m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
Subject: [m0n0wall] What hardware will I need?

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.

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.