Subject: requirements for router
To: None <>
From: Thomas Michael Wanka <>
List: tech-net
Date: 01/03/2000 17:07:41
Hi all,

I wanted to set up a pc running NetBSD to act as a router between  
two networks. There will be about 500MB to 1GB data transferred 
per month and the router has two 10MB/s ethernet cards. It should 
do some firewalling and NAT. I intended to use a Pentium 166 or 
Pentium Pro 200 and an old 170MB harddisk (such environment 
was sufficient for routers to the internet). I do not want this pc to 
become a bottleneck, so will 64MB Ram be enough or shuold I use 
128 MB. And can I run this setup without swap space as there 
should be no need for that.

Thanks in advance