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Re: CPU for firewall machine?

On Thu, 10 Aug 2000, Nathan E Norman wrote:

> On Thu, Aug 10, 2000 at 04:53:13PM -0400, Paul Reavis wrote:
> > I would have some concern about full speed 10MB routing on a 486, but
> > every time I've checked `top` or similar during heavy routing the CPU
> > has been loafing. Is `top` a good indicator of this, or is it only
> > tracking non-kernel processes?
> CPU is not the issue here.  Speed of the ISA bus is an issue;
> available RAM would be the other ...

While we're at it (not to state the obvious ;) remember that scsi
disk(s) will ease the load on your processor as well.


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