From: "brandon" <bstone108 at comcast dot net>
> Shafiul Alam wrote:
>> I've just start playing with the m0n0wall and stuck with a query - Does
>> m0n0wall support simultaneous 1000 VPN access ? or Can I have that
>> capability with mon0wall (whatver hardware require) ?
>I believe to handle that many clients you would need a good machine, prefer
>a hardware crypto card, add lots of ram and a modified m0n0wall image to
>make use of the extra ram. that's about it from my knowledge. I think
>it would work though, but you would need a good machine.
> actualy I don't know if m0n0wall has done vpn on that large of scale
> before, if it has I'm curious of the results :P
This started me thinking. First, how fast a connection and which VPN?
Assuming PPtP, you would need to modify the code to open up more than the 16
connections. This would take quite a bit of memory. Also, a LOT of IP
addresses. You will also have some considerable load. You would need a
custom image to take advantage of duel core CPUs, or multi cpu boxes. A
crypto card would help, but I don't think it would be enough.