Don't remember saying a gig of ram.

But, you are correct.  You don't need as much machine as I said.
But *I* would still use a machine of that caliber.  Besides, it
will be a newer machine so the disk drive will have more time
left on it before failure.  Tho my experience with old hardware
is that if it lives to be called old, then it will probably live
close to forever!

I've still got fax servers out there running DOS on a 386


> -----Original Message-----
> From: pctech-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx 
> [mailto:pctech-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Adam Lang
> Sent: Tuesday, October 28, 2003 10:04 AM
> To: PC Technical Discussion for iSeries Users
> Subject: Re: [PCTECH] RE: IP-Cop Firewall
> You were passing off an 800 Mhz as neccessary.  I was just 
> stating that
> there is no way you should need that much hardware for a 
> firewall system.
> Just as a comparison.  The Cisco Pix 515, which I use at my 
> office, will
> handle over 100,000+ simultaneous connections and 2000 3DES 
> VPN connections
> and it uses a 400MHz processor and 64 MB of RAM.
> So, saying you need 800 MHz and 1 gig of RAM is above and 
> beyond overkill.
> I don't want you to possibly scare anyone off becasue they 
> think they need a
> big piece of hardware to run a firewall, whether they build 
> it themselves
> from a normal OS install or run a pre-packaged system.
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Bob Crothers" <bob2@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> To: "'PC Technical Discussion for iSeries Users'" 
> <pctech@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Sent: Tuesday, October 28, 2003 9:46 AM
> Subject: RE: [PCTECH] RE: IP-Cop Firewall
> > I use a 233 at home and a 400mhz here at the office.
> >
> > You could go to the website and get decent
> > recommendations for hardware.  But I've got machines hanging
> > around in that speed range.  Only our lowliest sales puke
gets a
> > machine below 800mhz.
> >
> > Besides, I'd rather have to much hardware in critical
> > than not enough.
> >
> > BTW, it is very easy to move IPCop between platforms.
> >
> > Bob
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