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RE: Short question
As far as a packetfilter/bridge/router no sweat. If you intend on doing
something such as running a web based mail server then it's a totally different
issue. My ppro 200 when i'm connected using imp via imap the idle drops to
maybe 20% and it's slow as anything. Also, wrapping webpages w/ ssl makes the
load incredibly high. As far as just running http and sendmail though, it's not
a problem. Then again using your box only for filtering is probably a better
idea anyway :-)
Quoting Adam Getchell <AdamG@hrrm.ucdavis.edu>:
> A data point:
> I helped someone set up on OpenBSD 3.1-current a Pentium 200 with 32MB of
> RAM to filter 150+ Windows workstations on our University's LAN with a
> typical 20 line ruleset, and the box hasn't dropped below 94% idle even with
> clients simultaneously downloading Windows service packs.
> They had to get a new switch, because the router couldn't deal with that
> many addresses on one VLAN, but the box didn't break a sweat.
> This also had the effect of freezing in place an ongoing break-in.
> I've seen other University colleagues deploy and then throw away several
> thousand dollar vendor firewall/switches, because they couldn't get them to
> work properly even after extended "vendor support", and the failures kept
> freezing their network until their department chairs said "Enough!".
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Anders Rosvoldaunet [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
> > Sent: Wednesday, December 04, 2002 6:02 AM
> > To: email@example.com
> > Subject: Short question
> > Just a simple, yet quite complicated question; will a Pentium
> > MMX 166Mhz
> > with 32MB of RAM work as a pf-ing bridge between a network
> > with 200 - 250
> > clients and the Internet? It's running altqd as well. The two
> > NICs used are
> > high quality; one xl0 and one fxp0 card.
> > ---
> > Anders Rosvoldaunet
> > firstname.lastname@example.org