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Re: CPU for firewall machine?

On Thu, 10 Aug 2000, John Ackermann wrote:

> Thanks for the *very* quick response, Luca!  My concern about the NIC speed
> is not for the 'net traffic (which is way slow) but rather the traffic 
> passing from the internal network through the firewall to the DMZ machines 
> -- at times, there may be quite a bit of it (for example, I will probably 
> be backing up the servers to a tape drive on the private network).  Of course,
> the bottleneck is still the 10MB speed on the internal network side, so
> it probably doesn't make any difference...

I was just reading about all this and I agree here and if you do starts to
do things big... you will generate money from that... and you can upgrade
your firewall machine. :) Although personally I would prefer to have a new
system as firewall, I think old hardware could fail sooner (but that's
personal choice), because it now is a very central spot in your whole

my 2 cents,

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