Captive portal with 5000 user



  • dear all,

    i am planning to deploy pfsense captive portal in labour camp for 5000 user(mobile device mostly), if it is possible please suggest me hardware. already running in other camp for 200 user with specs core 2 duo 2.9 with 4Gb ram and 500 Gb HD. this specs will work for 5000 user or need to change hardware .    please guide



  • anybody there please help



  • I think PFSense Can run that user with your hardware specs,



  • Depends on what you plan to do. If you want to install any packages such as NTop or Squid then you need to be mindful of the amount of potential disk space usage this might involve. You don't say whether you need to have 5000 concurrent users on or whether you expect to have that many available logins with an average of much less. My system supports up to 35000 users although daily we seldom get more than around 600 concurrent users in a day. So my suggestion in you case is to possiby consider a larger hard drive if you plan on logging users' traffic or proxying.


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