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 From:  Wilko Lunenburg <wilko at sassenheim dot net>
 To:  m0n0wall <m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch>
 Subject:  Re: [m0n0wall] PC hardware specifications.
 Date:  Sat, 15 Jul 2006 16:50:19 +0200
YvesDM wrote:
> Hi,
> 
> I need to setup a few monowalls in the near future.
> All of them will use the captive portal connecting to a radius server for
> authentication and accounting.
> Users will vary from 4 to 30 on the different monowalls.
> I was wondering what kind of pc hardware will be ok to do this monowall 
> job?
> I will use a CF2IDE adapter and  a compact flash card to boot from.
> 
> So far I've set up a PII 400MHz  system with 128MB ram and a 128MB CF card.
> It's doing fine and the memory use sits at only 19%, but there hasn't been
> much stress on that machine so far.
> Only a max. of 4 users now and no traffic shaping or so.
> 
> What are you guys experiences on more heavy loads?
> What CPU?, amount of RAM?, etc. do you use?
> 

I use it for our company, some 20 users and one vpn to a remote 
location. The machine is a HP Brio with a Celeron 300a with 128MB ram, a 
4GB harddisk and three Intel Pro 100 network adapters. I don't know 
about the exact load but the processor stays *cold* all day.

Wilko Lunenburg