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Re: Firewall Hardware
- To: Will Backman <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Subject: Re: Firewall Hardware
- From: Chuck Yerkes <email@example.com>
- Date: Fri, 14 Jun 2002 17:19:31 -0700
- Cc: Christian Fredrickson <firstname.lastname@example.org>, email@example.com
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No on misc.
Quoting Will Backman (firstname.lastname@example.org):
> You firewall should only do firewall related stuff.
> If you only run pf, then you don't need too much.
filtering firewalls are one notion. Proxies are a fine way of
firewalling. The modern world of firewall's usually calls for
> Christian Fredrickson wrote:
> >I would like your advice. If I need a Firewall that will have about 100 +
100 users behind it, I presume.
> a Web server, and a VPN server behind the Firewall (both servers
> >receiving minimal traffic), what hardware would be sufficient?
web server and VPN behind it. That's fine.
> Are the Firewall rules CPU intensive? Ram intensive?
Not generally. More to the point, what's your connection?
A T1? DSL? A 14.4 modem? OC3?
I've used a 486/50 to filter a T1. It would take more to do
It depends on how many rules you have. What protocols you
will proxy, etc.