Subject: Re: IPNAT box, and ethernet cards
To: Space Case <email@example.com>
From: David Jones <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 04/12/1998 20:16:59
Space Case wrote:
| Normally, I'm a Mac kind of guy, but I've recently picked up a PC and a
| couple of ethernet cards to use as an IPNAT box between a cable modem
| and a small (~6 hosts) local network. I have a couple of questions:
| The PC is a Gateway 2000 486/33. Does it have enough horsepower to
| handle the job?
For personal use, it should. If you are running high-volume servers, then
it may not.
Two data points:
1. My NAT box, squeeze.inode.org a.k.a. cpu1532.adsl.bellglobal.com is a
DX2/66, and it holds up perfectly.
2. The Toronto Free-Net's main firewall box, 126.96.36.199 is also a DX2/66,
and it is on the verge of collapse. The TFN has a full T1+ running through
it, all the time.
Both boxes are running NetBSD.