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 From:  Ugo Bellavance <ugob at camo dash route dot com>
 To:  m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
 Subject:  Re: Comparison with cisco PIX 506e
 Date:  Wed, 16 Nov 2005 16:32:07 -0500
Lee Sharp wrote:
> From: "Ugo Bellavance" <ugob at camo dash route dot com>
> 
>> Anyone has an idea of what kind of hardware with m0n0wall will be 
>> similar to a 506e PIX?
> 
> Amusingly enough, I am replacing one right now with a m0n0 box.
> 
>> It runs on a 300 Mhz celeron, but I was wondering how it would compare 
>> with a WRAP (266 Mhz).
> 
> The CPU of the Warp will be less.  If you are worried about demand, I 
> would go with a higher speed Via solution.  However, I don't think you 
> will have a problem.
> 
>> It also states it can handle 25 000 connexions...
> 
> A meaningless number, unless you have a OC-3 to the net.  The WRAP 
> should give you about 40 meg bandwidth.  If you are only using it for 2 
> ports, this will saturate your internet connection.
> 
>> My plan is to protect a web server, so I don't really need VPN, etc. 
>> but I'd like to know what features are included in the PIX that m0n0 
>> hasn't (IDS?).
> 
> A lot of the Cisco proprietary tools will not be there.  However, Cisco 
> has the most difficult to use tools on the market, and they don't work 
> with the standard tools.   However, m0n0 likes more memory that the 
> Cisco has.  Think 128-256 meg as a reasonable minimum for a business 
> class box.  And many people would argue that IDS does not belong on a 
> firewall, but on a box watching the firewall.
> 
>                        Lee

Cool thanks,

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Ugo

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