> On 6/7/05, Cameron Showalter <cameron at gwschool dot com> wrote:
>> hey folks,
>> my users are noticing intermittent lag, and/or network drop connecting
>> to a m0n0wall 1.11 vpn box. I have seven active vpn connections to this
>> box (neoware 4000P - nsc geode processor, 128mb ram, 98mb HDD, with one
>> onboard nic, and one PCI nic) plus it control's dhcp and the firewall
>> for the main location. I'm wondering if the ipsec is taking its toll on
>> the processor causing the lag / drop. I'm considering a PIII 866
>> w/512mb ram to replace the neoware box soon.
> How much bandwidth? Unless you have quite a bit, you probably
> wouldn't be maxing out that processor. I can't vouch for the
> stability or capabilities of the Neowares as firewalls though. Same
> processor as a WRAP, but Neowares weren't designed for network
> throughput. It'd be worth trying a faster machine to see what
main site is a T1, all remote sites are 784kbs DSL lines.
running top shows:
last pid: 31541; load averages: 0.63, 0.66, 0.61 up 3+05:10:07
16 processes: 1 running, 14 sleeping, 1 zombie
Mem: 5836K Active, 3904K Inact, 8548K Wired, 5504K Buf, 90M Free
guess i'll be switching it out first thing tomorrow morning.
thanks for the replies.