[nycbug-talk] soho firewall
Thu Mar 9 00:25:58 EST 2006
have you seen the via m1000 series?
about 1.5 yrs ago you could get a 'cube' that has a power supply etc
for about $240
the cube configs have room and either 1-2 slot for cards
@todays prices, you should be able to have a via cube for about $250
including the costs of a cf drive
do a search on EPIA on froogle or pricewatch
there is A LOT of support for gentoo on them ( the community adopted
if i recall, there was decent bsd support. there was no debian
support when i used them, but i managed to get stuff compilied
without too much nightmare.
here' s a link off google for the board itself
i *saw* tons of configs about a year ago where they had those in mini/
micro itx cubes for 250-350 , along with hd/cf and a multi nic card
in there so it would be a firewall device ready to go. I haven't
come across any looking just now.
anways my point is this:
the epia m1000 should have more umph than the soekris
there might still be mfg devices out there using it
if worse comes to worse, a m1000 barebones + a few bucks in parts
will do most anything you want
i hope that helps.
On Mar 8, 2006, at 8:17 PM, michael wrote:
> I'm looking for a new firewall/network device. While I like
> soekris, I
> want to look at other choices before I buy another one. Besides, I
> read that for ipsec they may not have enough umph.
> While I could probably make one out of an empty cigarette carton or
> something, I'd like it be manufactured. I don't have any old pc's
> around to convert either.
> I've read this
> I'm looking for desktop, compact, quiet, but not too pricey. While I
> generally prefer via, I may have to look at P4 celeron mini-itx based.
> I'd prefer cf over hard drive. I have a dual nic so, I'll need a pci
> slot.. unless three nics come onboard. One serial is required.
> Any suggestions?
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