I am doing a similar project for a client at the moment. However i am
building PCs from scratch so the "least" heavy-duty hardware i can buy new
is a S478 platform using a Celeron 1.7Ghz. I will only run 256MB ram and a
256MB Compact flash card with a CFtoIDE adaptor. I know its a bulk overkill
but having to supply brand new hardware is hard to do with low end equipment
these days. I am also going to run 4 intel 10/100 adaptors.
From: YvesDM [mailto:ydmlog at gmail dot com]
Sent: Saturday, 15 July 2006 10:38 PM
Subject: [m0n0wall] PC hardware specifications.
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?