[Openswan Users] hardware suggestions?

Paul Wouters paul at xelerance.com
Wed Jul 29 15:38:19 EDT 2009

On Wed, 29 Jul 2009, John Gorham (DPL) wrote:

> Does anyone have strong opinions regarding hardware? I am currently
> running FreeS/WAN on a very old odd-ball box with around 20 site-to-site
> (lan-2-lan) tunnels. We will not be going over 50 tunnels for the
> foreseeable future. Very soon we will be upgrading to a 5 Mbps dedicated
> Internet link. The new Openswan box will not be providing any firewall
> services... strictly VPN gateway. We plan on going with SuSE.
>     * CPUs (more cores versus faster cores? x86 versus x86_64?)
>     * NICs (onboard versus card? brands?)
>     * Other considerations?

5 Mbps crypto is nothing. As long as you're using any hardware that
still has warantee on it, you should be massively overspec'ed.


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