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 From:  "Robert" <valnar at yahoo dot com>
 To:  <m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch>
 Subject:  RE: [m0n0wall] Robust enough for heavy duty?
 Date:  Sat, 10 Dec 2005 13:19:03 -0500
I would get a better Sonicwall.  As much as I like the m0n0wall, as others
have said, it can't handle as many states as a Sonicwall.  I've hit that
limit before if you have multiple people doing Bittorrent or something
similar.  Heck, even one virus knocked out our Pro 200 Sonicwall until I
found the infected PC and took care of it.  Featurewise the two are
comparable, although I could never get Sonicwall's version of 'captive
portal' to work well.

If you have the money to spend, the Pro 2040 or 3060 are excellent
firewalls.  If you need more advanced rule sets, the enhanced firmware may
be worth it too.



-----Original Message-----
From: tech at adaptive dot net [mailto:tech at adaptive dot net] 
Sent: Friday, December 09, 2005 6:54 PM
To: m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
Subject: [m0n0wall] Robust enough for heavy duty?

Im looking to replace a SonicWall Pro 300 which i think is dogging down our
T3 bandwidth.

We move about 12Mbits out and 2Mbits in at peak hours hosting web and email

Question is, if i put m0n0wall on AMD 3200 at 400Mhz bus and whatever of
RAM, will it be able to keep up with my traffic for some 128 hosts servers?

We're talking about websites and individual server hits as such, im sure
were talking about hundreds of thousands of sessions at any given time.

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