Subject: Re: Old 386 as firewall?
To: Scott Presnell <email@example.com>
From: Perry E. Metzger <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 11/10/1998 16:11:21
Scott Presnell writes:
> Hi Folks,
> I'm trying to determine if I can use an old computer I have as
> a reasonable NetBSD firewall/NATservice machine for my home network.
I do this sort of thing all the time. It is very feasible.
> 1) Is this configuration sufficient to support two NICs and run a
> firewall with NAT service...?
It depends on speed and the number of connections you intend to
take. At a megabit a second or less, with only a few connections, the
machine should keep up. Don't expect it to handle 10Mbps at line rates
with NAT and ipfw, though.