I have 2 boxes running PII400MHZ with 128MB of Ram and a 128MB CF card.
One has 70 workstations, and 4 public servers running behind it with no
problems. It also has 4 IPSEC VPNs to various offices. I used Intel
Pro100 NICs. I've never seen this particular router go over 10%
processor usage. I have LOTs of firewall rules in place. I think it
really depends on your throughput. I only have a T1 on the WAN. I do
have 2 subnets behind the m0n0wall. 1 directly connected to the WAN
port, and one behind another router with a static route going to it.
an gestre wrote:
> On 7/15/06, YvesDM <ydmlog at gmail dot com> wrote:
>> I need to setup a few monowalls in the near future.
>> All of them will use the captive portal connecting to a radius server
>> 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
>> 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
>> It's doing fine and the memory use sits at only 19%, but there hasn't
>> 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 have my monowall on a compaq deskpro pentium 233mmx with 256mb ram
>> installed on a 40gb drive, i have 40 users connected and 3 public
>> servers in
>> my dmz, so far its great, the system is only using 9% of resources.