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Re: 486 vs. 586



 I guess you'd better pick up the pentium 133 because ip filtering and
ipnatting do not take a lot of disk space.. in fact they do not use it at
all.

> I'm about to setup an OBSD machine which I will use as a
> router/firewall/NAT machine that will do ipnat for about 70 machines plus
> ip filtering. I have two old PCs and I'm trying to decide which one is the
> better choice. The first one is an old 486-66 MHz machine which has 64 MB
> of RAM with a SCSI2 controller while the second one is a Pentium 133
> machine with 16 MB of RAM with an EIDE controller. Which machine should I
> use for the purpose? Should I go for the faster Pentium 133 machine or the
> 486 which has a SCSI controller? When doing ipnat and ipf, what factors
> must be considered in as far as the PC is concerned? Is it the speed of
> the CPU or the I/O speed of the disks?
> 




Regards,

Igor N. Green