SmoothWall Hardware Requirements
As mentioned earlier, SmoothWall needs a dedicated machine to run on. The good news is that the requirements for this machine are quite low since it will be running only the firewall software. The minimum specifications required for SmoothWall are a Pentium-class Intel-compatible PC running at 200Mhz or higher with at least 32MB of RAM and 512MB of disk space. A more optimal configuration would be a 500Mhz processor with 64MB of RAM and 2GB of disk space. These specifications should be easy to meet on all but the oldest machines. You will also need a CD-ROM drive and at least one network card (typically two, if the WAN interface is Ethernet).