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RE: RE: IP-Cop Firewall



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Adam,

We are both in agreement...to a point.  A 75 user system probably
shouldn't be a 133mhz Pentium with 64 meg of ram.

And I don't think the IPCop folks would recommend that low of a
machine either.

BUT, you could use that system just to test with.  And I do think
64m RAM is close to the minimum.  Note that it actually takes
more RAM to load IPCop than to run it!

Bottom line: Use what you have.  Biggest issue will be RAM and
that is very cheap. And we both need to remember that they said
DSL.  That is going to saturate faster than the PC will!

Bob

> -----Original Message-----
> From: pctech-bounces+bob2=cstoneindy.com@xxxxxxxxxxxx 
> [mailto:pctech-bounces+bob2=cstoneindy.com@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On 
> Behalf Of Adam Lang
> Sent: Tuesday, October 28, 2003 10:24 AM
> To: PC Technical Discussion for iSeries Users
> Subject: Re: [PCTECH] RE: IP-Cop Firewall
> 
> 
> Sorry, yeah, you said 256MB RAM.  It was 800 to 1 ghz for the 
> processor.
> Brain synapses crossed for a second. ;) But still, same point
with the
> amount of RAM and processor you listed.  I highly doubt the 
> processor knwos
> there is a program running on it. ;)
> 
> It does all come down to waht you have laying around.  I 
> guess I just wanted
> to portray that ANY Pentium II+ hardware you have laying 
> about will make an
> adequate firewall and there are no significant hardware
requirements.
> 
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Bob Crothers" <bob2@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> To: "'PC Technical Discussion for iSeries Users'" 
> <pctech@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Sent: Tuesday, October 28, 2003 10:14 AM
> Subject: RE: [PCTECH] RE: IP-Cop Firewall
> 
> 
> > 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
> > machine!
> >
> > Bob
> 
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