Re: firewall performance question
From: Michael Heiming (michael+USENET_at_www.heiming.de)
Date: Fri, 10 Dec 2004 18:57:12 +0100
In comp.os.linux.networking Ramses v. p. <email@example.com>:
> Here at the office I am thinking of kicking the current cisco router out
> of the window after 10 years. We have a 10 MBit line and need a good
> firewall/router/masquerader to get access to the net.
> Wil a 2400MHz xeon with 1 gig memory and scsi discs be enough to route
> 500 employees using OSPF?
Completely OTT the box, a much slower box should be able to
handle this easily, in runlevel 3.
I'd run squid in addition on the box, to speed up internet
access for users.
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