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 From:  Christopher Iarocci <iarocci at eastendsc dot com>
 To:  jan gestre <m0n0wall dot list at gmail dot com>
 Cc:  YvesDM <ydmlog at gmail dot com>, m0n0wall <m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch>
 Subject:  Re: [m0n0wall] PC hardware specifications.
 Date:  Mon, 17 Jul 2006 19:05:05 -0400
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:
>> 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 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.