Minimum Specs for Smoothwall

Karun karun at
Thu Aug 2 21:08:40 EST 2001

> "Karun Dambiec" <karun at> writes:
> > If its dedicated to only a single task, such as routing/nat, it won't
> > require a large amount of ram. Most routers e.g Cisco 2500's etc, only
> > 8mb of ram or less. The cisco base adsl routers have a 486 cpu and 2mb
> > ram
> ... and the operating system in firmware.
> not really a decent comparison there :-) but your gist was right - you
> don't need *that* much ram to do routing/nat.
The comparison wasn't that great, but i couldn't think of a better way to
explain it in a short time. The IOS is in flash and generally not large.


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