Peter Enderborg wrote:
> We need to set up an firewall with at least 8 ethernet interfaces, and
> it is good if they are 100Mbit/s interfaces.
> Does it exist on the market ? Most of the firewalls that I have seen
> had only 3 interfaces. Some whould be very
> easy to extend to 8, but what about the software ? I know that Linux
> chould do it, but what about Firewall-1
> on a sparc ? Any other good ideas ?
My company has implemented FW-1 on SPARC with 9 network interfaces for a
customer. I believe that all but 1 of them is 10 Mb/sec, though. If you're
serious about needing that kind of throughput, you're going to need a
pretty beefy machine. Sun recommends one processor per two 100Mbit
interfaces with their Quad Fast Ethernet card. Personally, I think that's
kind of overkill, but I'd still look at something like a 6-processor E3000
with a pair of Quad Fast Ethernet cards.