On 13/03/2008, Adam Piasecki <apiasecki at midatlanticbb dot com> wrote:
> Hello all,
> I'm planning on deploying some net5501 w/monowall or pfsense as i hear
> they are a pretty good box for m0n0wall. My plan is to use this box and
> scale up in hardware where ever needed.
> Some questions,
> 1. Can someone please tell me how you would tell m0n0wall to
> recognize the extra ram, in the FAQ it's limit is 64mb.
It will recognise more. I have run mono with as much as 512MB and it is
recognised. I have as much as 15% of this memory in use, suggesting that it
is not only recognising, but also using more than 64MB.
2. What are the largest loads that people have put on m0n0wall, DHCP,
> user number and bandwidth?
I'm aware of ~550 internet dhcp users on a monowall. Bandwidth has been
limited to 10mbps * 2, but that is about to get bumped up to 20 *2. cpu
usage is still very low, so the increase won't be a problem. This same setup
sustained several hundred mbps in a simple iperf test (see "benchmarks" in
3. 30,000 firewall states is the limit, is there any way to increase
Only if you compile your own image.
> 4. What other tweaks can i put on m0n0wall to make it work under
> large loads.
Interface polling might help. See http://m0n0.ch/wall/hardware.php