New server

  • Hi, i'm helping out with a local lan party and are doing some of the network. Was thinking of running pfsense as the nat router, and was hoping you could give me some advice on a new server.
    This time we will most likely have a 100/100 Mbit connection and around 60 ppl, but for next lan party we will probably get a 1/1Gbit connection and have around 100 ppl there so the server needs to hold that.
    I made a quick setup with:
    ASUS P8B-M
    Xeon E3-1225
    Intel E1G42ET
    Crucial DDR3 1333MHz 12GB KIT REG/ECC

    Would this be good enough to do nat routing and maybe som graphs over the net usage.


  • Please start with the hardware sizing guide. After that read the documentation and search the forum;)

    Your hardware should certainly cope with 200 Mb/s, though whether it will cope with 2 Gb/s I don't know.

  • Allready read the sizing guide, that's why i went with a Xeon cpu, and i tried to search the forum, but couldnt seem to find any posts about hardware when it came to routing 1/1Gbit connections

  • There are a number of threads on the subject ;)

  • Don't know why i coulnd find them, but thx for the links. After looking thru those i decided to go down to a desktop motherboard, a i5 2500k and 8 GB non ecc ram.

    Looking forward to getting things up and running on that :)

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