[nycbug-talk] Soekris

Josh McCormack joshmccormack
Sun Jun 6 23:12:59 EDT 2004

Pete Wright wrote:

> Hey all,
>    I am thinking of purchasing one of these boxes for my home network:
> http://www.soekris.com/
> The model I am thinking of purchasing is the:
> *net4801-50
> Cheers,
>    Pete

For way too long now I've been planning, researching and talking with 
lots of people to set up a network security business, focusing at least 
partially on wireless and the small business market.

I'm going to be selling Soekris 4801 boxes with some optional hardware, 
running OpenBSD, OpenVPN and Snort (as a prevention system, writing to 
pf). Possibly some other stuff. My goal is to have everything be FOSS 
and publicly available hardware, and to have the value come from service 
- I'm not locking anyone into anything propreitary, those who can't 
afford to work with me or who have the technical expertise can build it 
and manage it themselves. Target is non-technical SOHO market mainly, 
but also companies with a respect for OpenBSD etc. but don't want to 
handle  maintenance themselves.

Since the business is really about service, and the technically adept 
are not a target, I can only benefit from being open with people like 
all of you. So if anyone is interested in working together on how to get 
all this software to work together, I'd love to share and learn. If 
you're interested I can also organize bulk purchases of the equipment, 
so we can try to keep our costs down.

Josh McCormack

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