[CentOS] regarding vpn server for 1500 clients

Fri Dec 19 15:42:08 UTC 2008
Karanbir Singh <mail-lists at karan.org>

Rainer Duffner wrote:
>> 1500 clients is quite a lot, but not hard to handle from a single 
>> machine if you select a cpu capable of doing ssl quickly. eg a power6 
>> machine with a few cores would handle that without any problems.
> And what is the suggested RRP of such a thing?
> (If one may ask).

I am sure if you ask someone who sells them, they will tell you :D

>> If you want to stick with commodity hardware, a couple of quad core 
>> amd's should also fit right in.
> Or use an SSL-offloader.
> Then, you can handle the same load with much less CPU-power.

Can get fiddly, with specific drivers and patches required to various 
bits.. But thats a solution that could work too.

- KB