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 From:  Charles Trevor <ct dot lists at qgsltd dot co dot uk>
 To:  Forest Bond - Logic Supply <forest dot bond at logicsupply dot com>
 Cc:  m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
 Subject:  Re: [m0n0wall] Re: What platform needed for 100mbit routed between LAN and DMZ?
 Date:  Tue, 24 Oct 2006 14:19:32 +0100
Forest Bond - Logic Supply wrote:
> Hi Charles,
> 
> On Mon, Oct 23, 2006 at 03:09:46PM +0100, Charles Trevor wrote:
>> My question to the list is, if it turns out my fears are right, what is 
>> the must cost effective way of getting 100mbit ish between LAN and DMZ? 
>> I'm happy to buy a new 1u box if needs be, but would rather avoid the 
>> expense if possible. Policy dictates new kit only, and I would tend to 
>> buy HP DLs through inclination so I cant buy a no-name pc from ebay. I 
>> wondered whether one of the bigger embedded systems, like one of the 
>> mini ITX systems from VIA as sold by www.linitx.co.uk would do?
> 
> I've done some minor testing of VIA hardware (PD and CL mainboards; newer boards
> like the EK boards should be substantially faster), and have found that, for
> simple routing and packet filtering on a 100Mbps network, the speed is
> effectively capped at the max ethernet wire speed.  I measured approximately
> 85Mbps bi-directional throughput.
> 
> The company I work for sells pre-built firewalls based on this hardware, with
> m0n0wall installed prior to ship:
> 
> http://www.logicsupply.com/product_info.php/cPath/73/products_id/614
> 
> We use one of our own firewalls internally, as well, and have been very happy
> with the performance we've seen (although our network demands are not as high
> as the ones that you've mentioned).
> 
> Hope you don't mind the plug.
> 
> -Forest

Hi Forest,

I dont mind the plug at all. That answers the question about the Via 
platforms, thank you. I'll direct any questions specific to that link to 
you off list.

Thanks,

Charlie