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Re: CPU for firewall machine?

On Thu, Aug 10, 2000 at 04:35:36PM -0300, John Ackermann wrote:
> I have a nice small box with a 486DX4/100 in it, and am wondering if that's 
> sufficient horsepower for this sort of application, or whether I should be 
> looking at a Pentium.

For 10Mb it should be okay. They usually say to fill a 100Mb net you need at
least a Pentium 200 with an PCI card. So you should be able to run your
system with 1/10th of the speed.

Anyway, will you use the netlink device? This is very slow, so might become
a problem.

Michael Meskes
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