I am considering on purchasing the Linux Mandrake Single Firewall. I realise that I could let my Desktop PC to act as a DHCP server, firewall and internet proxy, but I was planning on buying an old pentium. I was wondering if any of you have used the Linux Mandrake Single Firewall and what hardware you would probably recommend using. Obviously the faster the hardware the better, but I was just trying to limit the expense spared on an old PC. I am currently using a modem, but later in the year I plan on upgrading to ADSL.
What do you think would be the hardware requirements to run the firewall to handle a modem and later in the year ADSL? i.e Processor speed, memory, hdd size and if any USB sockets may be required, i.e for ADSL.
Any information would be gratefully received.