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 From:  Daniele Guazzoni <daniele dot guazzoni at gcomm dot ch>
 Cc:  m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
 Subject:  Re: [m0n0wall] Hardware Question
 Date:  Wed, 08 Nov 2006 01:53:35 +0100
Well if you want to drain the hell out of your m0n0wall the poweredge 
will run hot...
I would go for the P4 and with the CF you have less moving parts, aka 
less possible failure.

Daniele

Alexander Schaber wrote:
> Hello m0n0-list,
> 
> until now I've driven m0n0 on a regular P3 500 MHz on regular PC hardware.
> I'm using m0n0 for basic routing, DHCP, DNS and have 6 3COM NICs installed. 
> (These will be transferred in any case).
> 
> Now I've got the choice for a new hardware fundation:
> 
> 1 - 
> Dell Poweredge 2300
> CPU: P2 400 MHz
> RAM: 256 MB
> HDD: SCSI 9 GB Harddrive (might even have another one to run a mirror raid)
> 
> 2 -
> Regular PC
> CPU P4 1.7 GHz (some ASUS MB)
> RAM: 256 MB
> HDD: 128 CF2IDE
> 
> I really don't know which one would be better for m0n0 since it has to be a 
> fast and still reliable router and I guess a Dell Server is somehow made for 
> running 24/7. But there is the SCSI Drive from which m0n0 has to boot. Is 
> that a problem?
> Of course the P4 alot faster but is the standard PC hardware as reliable as 
> the server architecture in the Dell?
> 
> Please give you're opinion and also give me a hint about what is really 
> important for a good throughput. Of course - NICs - are important, but what 
> else?
> 
> Greetings
>  Alexander
> 
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