Coalminer22 Posted September 9, 2013 Share Posted September 9, 2013 So watching some of the old vids and I got intrigued with the idea of a squid web cache. long story short I was thinking how far I could really upgrade an old computer to make it a powerful router Anti-virus on it, maybe couple 10GE nix cards, 802.11ac wi-fi, SSD to keep squid snappy And I'm wondering when they say the specs don't matter is that true and is there a point when they do? I'm sure running A/V inspection and adding other apps have to add up? is there any bus concerns at 1gb/s or 10gb/s networks for the nix cards And if that wasn't enough to ponder, then it hit me when I remembered I had two brand new cisco rsv4000 routers in the closest waiting for some action. I'm still thinking a squid web cache will be great use but I have to wonder when everyone says a old computer will make stronger router is this always true because of the more power or is there point when routers become better then a router OS? any input or feedback would be greatly appreciated Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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