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Minimum Hardware requirement for a proxy server on a bridge

Posted on 2011-09-19
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Hi,


I have to configure a proxy server for an isp . what is the minimum hardware requirement for a proxy server???? we want to do a bridge with the network cards. please its an emergency
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It all depends on the operating system, and software you are using - presumably something like squid and more importantly how many users, how much bandwidth etc.  i.e. a normal desktop / laptop would do for a few users with light browsing
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many users. i need to do a test for now. what do you advice me. i use redhat 5
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if it works, it will be for less than 10.000 users
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If it's business critical, it should be a cluster (at least 2 servers), redundant PSUs and (gigabyte) NICs, either big fast local disks or fibre attached SAN disks for logging and cache.  The more RAM the better.
   
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