cpu needed to NAT 45mbs
Darden, Patrick S.
darden at armc.org
Thu Nov 8 19:56:58 UTC 2007
>From my experience, a fast P4 linux box with 2 good NICs can NAT 45Mbps easily. I am NAT/PATing >4,000 desktops with extensive access control lists and no speed issues. This isn't over a 45Mb T3--this is over 100 Mb Ethernet.
--ARMC, Internetworking Manager
From: owner-nanog at merit.edu [mailto:owner-nanog at merit.edu]On Behalf Of
Sent: Thursday, November 08, 2007 2:25 PM
To: nanog at merit.edu
Subject: cpu needed to NAT 45mbs
I do the networking in my house, and hang out with guys that do networking in
small offices that have a few T1s. Now I am talking to people about a DS3
connection for 500 laptops*, and I am bing told "a p4 linux box with 2 nics
doing NAT will not be able to handle the load." I am not really qualified to
say one way or the other. I bet someone here is.
* for wifi, going to be using this system:
March 13-17 (testing a week or 2 before) for PyCon in Chicago.
If anyone wants to see it in action, etc. drop me a line.
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