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
615.301.1682 : nashville
612.605.1132 : minneapolis
jason at ellingson dot com
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?
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.