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Re: Old Macs as a router?
- To: misc_(_at_)_openbsd_(_dot_)_org
- Subject: Re: Old Macs as a router?
- From: Henning Brauer <lists-openbsd_(_at_)_bsws_(_dot_)_de>
- Date: Sun, 22 Jul 2001 09:32:20 +0200
- Mail-followup-to: misc_(_at_)_openbsd_(_dot_)_org
On Sat, Jul 21, 2001 at 09:13:25PM -0700, Chuck Yerkes wrote:
> A 486 can handle a T1 fine.
Once more: this is not true!
It depends heavily on your load type. If you have a T1 just for surfing and
so on, the 486 will most likely be able to do the job. If you are running
servers behind the firewall and especially if you have tons of small packets
performance becomes a real issue.
Things go worse when you wan't to use rdr rules. I had to drop a project due
to performance problems, an athlon 1100 wasn't able to rdr for about 2
MBit/s peak. The first test with the whole load (>4MBit/s) for the machines
behind failed immediately. This is no bandwidth issue, though, more a
"packets per second"-issue.
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