Re: min. requirements revisited
My firewall hardware: an old Pentium 100 on a PCI MB, 16Mbyte ram,
100Mbyte Harddisk, 3 10/100 NICs, floppy disk drive. Video card, but
no moniter. Keyboard because the MB won't boot without one, but no
mouse. I know of atleast one firewall setup on a 386sx with 12Mbytes
ram, two floppies, and no harddisk. If Linux will run on it and the
NICs are supported, then you can setup a firewall on it.
I use three NICs because I have a DMZ where my web server resides.
1 NIC is dedicated to the Cisco 675 via a crossover cable, and the
others go to my local network hub and my DMZ hub.
I see no throughput problems at all. Stuff transfered from my local
network to the DMZ network flies, and throughput on the DSL link is
choked by the DSL link's max speed.
> > My own experience was using a Pentium MMX/200 with 64M memory and a pair
> > of Tulip cards, 10bT cable modem on the outside and 100bTX on the inside.
> > The machine had a 4 gig hard drive, and most of that ended up going
> > unused.
> A litte on the over kill if you are just using it for a masq box
> for the cable box. Seams a 486 can handle 10 mb with out
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