Can pfsense do this all on one machine or not



  • Hi Guys
    I just want to know if pfsense can do this on all one machine or not? but here it goes I need to limit bandwidth to 4 to 6 servers with a 30-50meg business coax connection and be able to give each server server its own static IP address.



  • Shouldn't be a problem.



  • Now other question would a old intel board with p3 with 512 mb would be able to handle 45meg out of 50meg connection without problems? I am just trying to piece together pfsense box what parts I have.



  • Shouldn't be a problem if you're not trying to vpn it all.



  • Well lets say if I am only one is going to vpn into the box would that be any problems? Basically I would need to get inside of these servers to do updates and such…. Would that be a problem?



  • No problem for any of that, and a P3 is adequate for that much bandwidth. VPN is no problem either.



  • Alright thanks for everybody for helping me on this future project.


  • LAYER 8 Global Moderator

    I am currently running my pfsense on a OLD P3 800mhz, with 512MB ram..  Have no issues with it at all, I vpn INTO it pretty much every day from work.

    Now if your trying to setup a site to site sort of vpn, for say news or p2p download, etc.  Then yeah that might be a bit much, buddy on another board just set that up with the giganews vpn and he has a fairly new box dual cpu 1.8GHz I think and when he downloads through the the vpn his cpu was at 50%, etc.  And that was at the 50Mbit connection, so I doubt a old p3 could really handle that sort of vpn.  But as road warrior server into your network it works great!

    I keep meaning to update the box to something somewhat current, but hey it keeps ticking!


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