On 12/23/06, Dennis Karlsson <dennis at denniskarlsson dot com> wrote:
> If FreeBSD 6+ uses so much more of the CPU I guess it's better to use
> 1.22 if you have a fast Internet connection and a rather slow firewall box.
Yep. Though I don't know how long that branch will be maintained,
FreeBSD 4.x is scheduled for end of support at the end of January 2007
(though it'll likely live on for a couple years or so, there are no
guarantees). I don't know what Manuel's intentions are as far as
maintaining the 1.2x series going forward.
> If I replace the box with lets say a Pentium 4 3GHz. Would it be enough
> to handle the throughput of a 100Mbit connection?
I haven't done any testing with m0n0wall 1.3x on anything that fast
yet, but I know there are pfSense users with a 155 Mb Internet
connection that can fill their pipe with a box of that spec without
maxing it out, and the two seem to perform pretty much identically, so
I would say it's safe to assume that would be more than adequate.