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cpu needed to NAT 45mbs

  • From: Carl Karsten
  • Date: Thu Nov 08 14:26:03 2007

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.

Carl K