Re: NAT and traffic shaping
From: Brad Davis (so14k_at_so14k.com)
To: email@example.com Date: Mon, 12 Apr 2004 16:07:13 -0600
On Monday 12 April 2004 8:16 am, Richard J Kuhns wrote:
> We have a customer (an apartment complex) who wants us to deploy a
> FreeBSD box that will handle NAT for 400 to 600 machines (so figure
> multiple connections per machine) and that can handle a steady 12 to 15
> Mb of ethernet traffic, both directions. I'm sure we'll also want to do
> some traffic shaping. Would anyone care to offer
> suggestions/recommendations/horror stories about implementing this?
> Specifically, how hefty a box should we use (RAM/CPU), and which version
> of FreeBSD? We're mostly running 4.9-stable right now and it's been very
> reliable. I've installed 5.2.1 on a couple of boxes with no major
> problems, but they also haven't been heavily loaded.
Personally I'd go with 5.2.1 or better to get PF & AltQ after the merge from
OpenBSD... although, I'm not sure when exactly AltQ was merged...
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