FreeBSD as router - performance vs hardware routers
mbettinger at championelevators.com
Thu Aug 14 08:01:13 PDT 2003
On Thursday 14 August 2003 09:50 am, Kenneth Culver wrote:
> > What I'm not sure about is performance. Has anyone built a cable
> > modem gateway router using FreeBSD and "low-end" hardware like
> > this? If so, what were your results?
I'm using openbsd now but have ran freebsd as a router with minimal
hardware. P133 32 megs of ram. 30 dollar box. 4 network cards.
Based on prior discussions regarding minimal hardware, I think the main
thing to pay attention to is the type and brand of network cards you
are going to be using. I would stay away from those interrupter from
hell rl0 cards. You won't be able to budge a 30-40 dollar pentium box
with 32 or more megs of ram with your cable modem connection.
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