So monowall doesn't scale the state table based on the amount of memory the box has like pfsense?
Also, would gig on board be better than something pci based?
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From: Chris Buechler <cbuechler at gmail dot com>
Cc: m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch <m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch>
Sent: Sat Jul 17 21:07:23 2010
Subject: Re: [m0n0wall] Appliance to install m0n0wall on
On Sat, Jul 17, 2010 at 9:50 PM, Nathaniel B. Lyon
<nate dot lyon at nfldwifi dot net> wrote:
appliances that can be purchased, but were kind of wanting something more under the hood in terms of
CPU speed and memory.
> Right now with our current firewall we are averaging roughly 400Mbps, peaking at just under
You have that backwards - you'll need server class hardware to get
gigabit wire speed. There are some appliances that can achieve gigabit
wire speed or close to it, ones that basically put a server class
board inside of an appliance type chassis, such as Nexcom. An average
HP/Dell/whatever server is no different and quite a bit cheaper.
"Appliance" is nothing more than a form factor really, it's all x86
Also you'll almost certainly need a custom built m0n0wall image,
ipfilter's state table size is hard coded at compile time, default is
30000. At that kind of throughput you're likely over 100,000 states.
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