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:
> The model I am thinking of purchasing is the:
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.
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