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 From:  Chris Buechler <cbuechler at gmail dot com>
 To:  "Spaziano, Jorma" <jspaziano at mileshealthcare dot org>
 Cc:  "m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch" <m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch>
 Subject:  Re: [m0n0wall] IPSEC concentrator Hardware requirements?
 Date:  Mon, 20 Sep 2004 18:20:46 -0400
On Mon, 20 Sep 2004 15:48:18 -0400, Spaziano, Jorma
<jspaziano at mileshealthcare dot org> wrote:
> What are the hardware requirements for an IPSEC concentrator?
> Im looking at 2 PII boxes with 256mb of ram with 2 nics.

Depends on the number of potential clients and potential data
throughput required.  PII boxes should be able to handle quite a few
sessions and a decent amount of throughput.

This post from Manuel shows some specs on WRAP (233 MHz) and Soekris
4501 (486 133 MHz) and 4801 (233 MHz):

You don't mention what the speed is, but a PII 233 should be in line
with the WRAP and 4801 numbers (probably a bit higher), while a PII
450 should go at least a little higher than that.