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 From:  "Don Gray" <don at netcaliber dot com>
 To:  <m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch>
 Subject:  RE: [m0n0wall] PPTP Practical Hardware Limitations?
 Date:  Thu, 20 Oct 2005 13:24:52 -0700
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From: Lee Sharp [mailto:leesharp at hal dash pc dot org] 
Sent: Thursday, October 20, 2005 11:56 AM
To: Don Gray; m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
Subject: Re: [m0n0wall] PPTP Practical Hardware Limitations?

From: "Don Gray" <don at netcaliber dot com>

>> I've got a client needing a VPN solution for remote users.  They are 
>> considering a Cisco VPN Concentrator but are hindered by the cost; I 
>> told them about m0n0 and they were interested.  They currently don't 
>> require a large number of users to access their network but will in 
>> the future.  I found Chris' page on how to increase the number of 
>> allowable PPTP connections through software BUT what are the hardware
>> How
>> can I calculate how many concurrent connections are possible for a 
>> given hardware setup?  Has anyone else used m0n0 in this way?

>A lot of this will depend on throughput and the level of encryption.  What
is the size of your pipe to the internet?


Currently a cable internet connection at 3Mbps down and 960Kbps up.  May
change to a T-1 at a later date.