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 From:  "Mark Shumate" <marks at infowest dot com>
 To:  "'Erik Anderson'" <erikerik at gmail dot com>, "'m0n0wall'" <m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch>
 Subject:  RE: [m0n0wall] m0n0 replacing a Cisco Catalyst 2650?
 Date:  Thu, 3 Nov 2005 10:07:49 -0700
I use a net4801 that handles 20mbps without traffic shaping, so it should be
fine for you. Mine is setup with 2 physical interfaces, one of which is
broken up into a large amount of vlan interfaces. So, I think you will be
fine with yours doing 4.

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-----Original Message-----
From: Erik Anderson [mailto:erikerik at gmail dot com] 
Sent: Thursday, November 03, 2005 09:54
To: m0n0wall
Subject: [m0n0wall] m0n0 replacing a Cisco Catalyst 2650?

Greetings all - we're currently using a cisco catalyst 2650 router at
work.  It's doing NAT, a few port forwards, SPI...pretty standard
stuff and nothing overly complex.  I've looked through the 2650's
config file and have determined that m0n0wall would be able to easily
duplicate the functionality.

My one question is dealing with bandwidth.  We have 10 Mbit
full-duplex internet service, but we rarely hit even half of that. 
Average load is about 1 Mbit, spiking a few times a day up to 5 Mbit. 
I'm proposing replacing the cisco router w/ a Soekris net4801 with the
lan1641 addon card.  Do you think this combination would have any
issues handling the load?  At this point, we'd only be using four
interfaces (WAN, LAN, DMZ, and wireless).

Please forgive me if I haven't provided enough information here - I
know this question is quite subjective.


P.S.  In case you're wondering my main reason for wanting to replace
the cisco router is that it currently only has two interfaces, making
it impossible to have a "real" DMZ.  For much less than what it would
cost to get another interface for the cisco, we can purchase the
soekris hardware and have several more interfaces available to us.

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