[nycbug-talk] building home firewalls out of soekris boxen

George Rosamond george at ceetonetechnology.com
Mon Feb 4 17:22:00 EST 2008

Jerry B. Altzman wrote:
> Howdy,
> Anyone local here spend much time *still* with Soekris boxes? I'm 
> thinking of building a new firewall or two for the home, I'd like to try 
> something OTHER than OpenWRT (since I already have a nice wireless 
> gateway, thankyouverymuch...) and the little boxes just ... appeal to me.
> Comments? Praises? Brickbats?
> Either post here, or send to me & I'll summarize back.

I still think they're great boxes. . . I have a 4801 with FBSD 
6-something doing monitoring with a 2 gig CF card.

It's a bit of a hassle with the new CF cards out there. . . the 4801 
only supports type I and II. . . and good luck finding out which "type" 
a CF card is on the package.

I know some people have migrated over to PC Engines stuff. . .


Anyone have positive experiences with the alix* boxes?  They are cheap. 
. . even with an enclosure.


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