Firewall throughput question
darryl at osborne-ind.com
Wed Feb 9 08:43:11 PST 2005
I have had a Freebsd firewall (Older computer with (1) 3com 10Mb
ethernet PCI card, and (1) 3 com 10/100 Mb ethernet PCI card).
The firewall croaked on me (motherboard died). As a quick fix,
I plugged in a Linksys BEFSX41.
My Question is, should I build a new Freebsd firewall or just
continue using the Linksys ? Throughput and security are my
concern. I can have up to 20 machines on the LAN at one time
using the internet, so traffic throughput is a factor.
Anyway, my inclination is to build a new freebsd firewall, but
don't want to do the work if the Linksys is good enough.
Thanks for any ideas or suggestions.
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