[Soekris] can Net4801 handle DS3 (t3) traffic?
chuck+soekris at 2004.snew.com
Mon Aug 16 22:05:53 UTC 2004
Quoting Soekris Baby (soekris at hitmedia.com):
> Our office is about to get upgraded from a T1 connection to a DS3 (28x speed of a T1).
> I'd like to suggest using a NET4801 as the firewall for our internal network.
> Any reason why the NET4801 wouldn't be able to handle that kind of throughput?
> I'm assuming it'll do fine (why wouldn't it?) but just thought I'd confirm with the list.
Well clearly, you'd evaluate by getting one first and perhaps using
another box with AltQ or dummynet (freebsd) to fire 50-60mb/s through
it without filtering and make sure that works.
Then add the filtering you need and start firing large amounts of data.
If your evaluation succeeds, then you have a candidate for a gateway
that only a couple people can administer. I'm assuming you have
several people at your company familiar enough with the OS in
question to handle a problem should you ever go on vacation or
perhaps leave the company.
If it's not fast enough, then you should be looking at something
with some more "oomph" and not a $300 device with "lowest cost"
networking components and so forth.
The SiS stuff is ok, but it's not what I'd call high end or high performance.
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