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Date:      Mon, 21 Oct 1996 11:33:13 +0000 ()
From:      "Lenzi, Sergio" <>
To:        Ali Lomonaco <>
Subject:   Re: SOCKS Hardware Requirements
Message-ID:  <Pine.BSF.3.91.961021112855.1526F-100000@sergio>
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On Sun, 20 Oct 1996, Ali Lomonaco wrote:

> 	I am trying to a proxy server that will handle about 40 windows
> boxes behind it?  I have no idea what I should build it with.  Would a P90
> with 24mb RAM do good?  And would adding SCSI enhance performance?

It depends on the programs you are going to execute on your windows machines.

I have a "user" that executes only telnet 3270 for a cics application 
running on MVS (ibm mainfraimes with tcp). the FreeBSD machine is a 
386/dx40 with 200Mb of disk and 8Mb of memory, an ne2000 card and a slip 
connection to the master site at 38kbps. The machine uses a proxy server 
(cached) to service http & ftp and a socks5 to server the telnets.

This machine has 40 windows in the ethernet side...
and performs very well compared to a solution using sna/tcp.

The hole "thing" was setted up in 1 week.

Sergio Lenzi.

Unix consult.

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