Re: RE:Sizing a Firewall for a Client

From: Vasiliy Boulytchev (
Date: 07/29/02

From: "Vasiliy Boulytchev" <>
To: "trh" <>
Date: Mon, 29 Jul 2002 13:59:48 -0600

Well, Sonic Wall sucks. I'm not quit sure, SOMEONE CORRECT ME, but I think
Sonic Wall has a 35 mhz cpu. Even though if its running a dedicated OS, any
linux firewall would blow a tele out of the water. Plus Sonic Wall's vpn
sucks also. I have seen a PII 250 with mandrake 8.2 firewalling DS3s worth
of traffic 2.4.18 kernel with FreeSWAN for VPN solution. Only 128 meg of
ram. About 25 simultanious roadwarrior VPN clients. It smoked. If your
sonic wall can do that, let me know.

If you want regular office users administering your firewall rules,
then....... you dont need a firewall.

Vasiliy Boulytchev
Colorado Information Technologies Inc.
----- Original Message -----
From: "trh" <>
To: <>
Sent: Thursday, July 18, 2002 9:51 PM
Subject: RE:Sizing a Firewall for a Client

Hi this is my first time posting on this list, just soaking up all the great
info. I own a Sonicwall, Tele3 and its great. You can add up to 5 users
outta the box, you can upgrade the nodes packages to get more users, its
webbased configuration, have enough vpn tunnels for offsite work, and has
kept me from being hacked on my home (commercial) DSL networking running
about 4 servers. Very good support, and all the notifications of updates are
loaded on the web administration page. Recommend for the easy way out.
Building a linux box/ firewall I used slackware, and then used a system
hardening package from It works well, but no idea how easy it
would be for regular office users to configure or administer it!
There is my two cents. Thanks