On 2/28/07, krt <kkrrtt at gmail dot com> wrote:
> It's also generally a bad idea performance wise. The NAS Statefully
> inspecting it's own NAS traffic takes a fair amount of resources above
> what the file transfer itself takes in addition to adding latency...
Indeed, with file transfer alone, you'd be lucky to get 60-70 Mb out
of a Celeron 433. Add firewalling and it'll get a little worse.
Specific numbers can vary drastically depending on the specifics of
the hardware, especially NIC chipset, but in general I wouldn't expect
much out of such a low power piece of hardware. I wouldn't even
consider building a NAS out of something that slow, people throw away
much faster hardware than that. It'd be a fine firewall though.