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 From:  sai <sonicsai at gmail dot com>
 To:  Chris Buechler <cbuechler at gmail dot com>
 Cc:  m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
 Subject:  Re: Comparison with cisco PIX 506e
 Date:  Tue, 22 Nov 2005 10:18:42 +0500
Chris,
any idea how much memory one state entry  takes up? I'm thinking about
the maximum amount of memory that 30,000 entries would need.

sai

On 11/20/05, Chris Buechler <cbuechler at gmail dot com> wrote:
> On 11/19/05, sai <sonicsai at gmail dot com> wrote:
> > On 11/16/05, Ugo Bellavance <ugob at camo dash route dot com> wrote:
> > > Hi,
> > >
> > >       Anyone has an idea of what kind of hardware with m0n0wall will be
> > > similar to a 506e PIX?
> > .
> > .
> > > It also states it can handle 25 000 connexions...
> >
> >
> > Number of connections would be related to memory. I suppose if you
> > wanted more connections you could increase memory.
> >
>
> yeah.  by default, m0n0wall allows 30,000 (limited by state table
> size).  You have to rebuild the kernel to increase the state table,
> and it increases RAM usage.  30K states is sufficient for virtually
> every network with less than a couple thousand hosts (though it varies
> wildly depending on your Internet usage).
>
> Throughput-wise, a 506 should be able to do 80-90 Mb, while a WRAP
> will get you about half of that.  Chances are, in any situation where
> a 506 is sufficient, a WRAP will be as well though.
>
> -Chris
>
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