Re: Hardware Reqmts for an IP Masquerader

Juergen Fiedler (
Wed, 10 Mar 1999 00:02:05 -0500 (EST)

I'm using a P90 with 32M RAM to connect up to 3 computers to the Net and
it's running quite fine. I think your should definitely be OK with your
486/100. If you don't want to run any applications, 16M RAM should be
plenty - 8 would probably be sufficient, perhaps even 4 (though I
wouldn't want to try that). With my 32M, I can run X Windows with
acceptable speed - and that certainly puts much more strain on the
resources than IP masquerading.

Good luck,

On Tue, 9 Mar 1999, Mark Riehl wrote:

> Guys,
> I'm planning on setting up a Linux box to act as an IP masquerader connected to a cable modem. I'm setting it up so that this machine IP masquerade to the cable modem for a Linux machine and a Win98 machine. This machine won't be doing anything else, only acting as the IP masquerader.
> I have a spare 486/100. Will this handle it? I need to buy some RAM, how much would you suggest?
> Thanks,
> Mark

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