We've been running 2 Juniper Netscreens since we moved off-campus.
With 150 students constant connected to the outside world and the
outside world constantly hammering away out our *nix servers, they've
never skipped a beat.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: MSU Network Administrators Group [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On
> Behalf Of Eric Weston
> Sent: Wednesday, March 05, 2008 8:43 AM
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Subject: [MSUNAG] firewall hardware
> I'm collecting opinions regarding hardware to use for a firewall. If
> are interested in weighing in on this subject, I'm interested to hear
> your ideas.
> The hypothetical firewall is a purpose built OpenBSD box running
> Packet Filter (pf), on a box that bridges the outside world to a
> protected network of approximately 1000 nodes. The box needs to have a
> network interface for administrative access via ssh, and two
> high-throughput network interfaces to provide the "bridge" from the
> protected network to the internet.
> Given this general scenario, what sort of box might you purchase and/
> assemble for this purpose? What elements would you consider critical?
> (architecture, interfaces, harddrive or alternative, CPU, etc..)
> Eric Weston, Libraries
The State News, MSU