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 From:  Chris Buechler <cbuechler at gmail dot com>
 To:  m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
 Subject:  Fwd: [m0n0wall] New User
 Date:  Fri, 7 Oct 2005 02:57:21 -0400
meant for the list

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Matt Breitbach <matthewb at flash dot shanje dot com>
Date: Oct 7, 2005 2:43 AM
Subject: Re: [m0n0wall] New User
To: Chris Buechler <cbuechler at gmail dot com>


Or, If anyone's interested, I just bought some stuff from an Internet
Startup.....SmartStack 24 port managed switches, 50 bucks a pop.  I'll be
happy to provide a phone number to anyone interested in them.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Chris Buechler" <cbuechler at gmail dot com>
Cc: <m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch>
Sent: Friday, October 07, 2005 1:18 AM
Subject: Re: [m0n0wall] New User


On 10/5/05, Fig <figmail at comcast dot net> wrote:
> OK, so the 233 won't be enough. I was afraid of that. :-(
>

actually it should be, if you just trash those crappy Realtek NIC's.
Get some Intels, you'll get 4-5 times the throughput on that CPU.

It doesn't sound like you're talking about pushing a whole lot of
traffic between segments, so it shouldn't be much of an issue.
Properly done, this will add less than 1 ms of latency.

Ideally you could get a managed switch ($100-150 on ebay for a half
decent 24 port), set up each port in its own VLAN, and route between
the VLAN's all using one interface on m0n0wall.



>
> I assume that will take more cpu/ram though.
>

RAM, no, CPU, yes (though maybe not more than a 233, depending on what
kind of throughput between interfaces you require).  See
http://doc.m0n0.ch/handbook/hardware-sizing.html

-Chris

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