[TriLUG] Dual-homed Internet?

John Broome jbroome at gmail.com
Fri Oct 22 10:46:01 EDT 2010

On Fri, Oct 22, 2010 at 09:26, Paul Bennett <paul.w.bennett at gmail.com> wrote:

> However, because she works from home, we're going to be replacing one of the
> DSL lines with a T1, in order to get stability, guaranteed ping, and
> guaranteed uptime.

So, speed isn't a concern?

> I'm thinking a severerly-hardened Gentoo box running Shorewall, with Webmin,
> Nagios & MRTG, on a low-end Core2 Duo with 4GB of RAM and a 10Krpm hard
> drive and/or cheap SSD.

Wow, you are making this WAY more difficult than you need to with WAY
too much hardware.  P3 machine, pfsense, done.   Your firewall
shouldn't be doing anything BUT firewalling.  put nagios and mrtg in a
VM somewhere and point them at pfsense.

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