I have been running a mini ISP with what I could only describe as a pretty
It is all running of a Debian 2.2 box.
It has 5 Stallion 8 port serial cards providing 40 PPP dialin lines. (I had
to patch the kernel to add support for more than 4 boards)
I am running Squid with transparent proxy on the same box.
It is also running ipchains firewall / masquerading.
The hardware specs are as follows:
Intel Pentium III - 933 mhz
Inbuilt sym53c896-1 SCSI controller.
Inbuilt eepro100 ethernet controller
512 MB Ram
I am a little concerned that I may be overdoing things. In particular I am
worried that I/O might not be keeping up. Some users have complained about
slow download speeds and timeouts.
Does this sound like a ridiculous way to run dialup? Is there any way I can
diagnose I/O usage, etc.
P.S. Please CC replies to me.
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