Software based Router - PC Specs
isplist at adam.com.au
Wed Dec 11 16:41:44 CST 2002
Freeman, Peter (ERHS) wrote:
>Is anyone aware of benchmark figures for hardware indicating the throughput
>expect from different types of hardware running as a dedicated router?
The ALTQ tips document has some interesting figures in it on TCP
throughput capable within a PC:
from the document:
Here are TCP throughputs measured for lo0 (local loop).
They show relative differences in performance.
MMX Pentium 200MHz 196Mbps
PentiumPro 200MHz 366Mbps
Pentium-II 300MHz 420Mbps
Pentium-II 400MHz 541Mbps
Pentium-III 700MHz 1524Mbps
For a 256K link, any PC young enough to not have a flat CMOS battery
should do. It's only going to get CPU intensive if you're using the box
for something else (proxy?) or running some complex firewall rules.
Intrusion detection software is about the most complex thing you would
normally do on a router/firewall type system.
For a company that specialises in Linux routers, have a look at
http://www.imagestream.com/ who are claiming up to OC12 (622Mbps) routing.
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