Subject: Re: requirements for router
To: Thomas Michael Wanka <>
From: Manuel Bouyer <>
List: tech-net
Date: 01/03/2000 18:36:53
On Mon, Jan 03, 2000 at 05:07:41PM +0100, Thomas Michael Wanka wrote:
> 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.

64M is more than enouth. And with 64M you don't need swap (unless you want
to start X in 32bpp with some fancy window manager :)
> Thanks in advance
> mike
Manuel Bouyer, LIP6, Universite Paris VI. 
     {Net,Free}BSD: 22 ans d'experience feront toujours la difference