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

Andy Michaels lego at therac25.net
Mon Feb 4 17:23:19 EST 2008

On Mon, 4 Feb 2008, Dan Langille wrote:

> Charles Sprickman wrote:
>> Never played with them, but I have a PCEngines Alix box on the way to
>> setup with pfsense for a client:
>> http://www.netgate.com/product_info.php?cPath=60&products_id=492
>> It seemed like a much better value than Soekris.
>> Just thought I'd throw that out there.
> $180?  What is involved in transforming that hardware to a running
> computer?  What OS?

PFSense is a good choice if you want the least hassle and want it up 
quickly (so I've heard, I haven't installed it myself).  I am a fan of 
OpenBSD or debian on these things

you'll need a little extra hardware, perhaps a cf card reader, or a 
null-modem cable, depending on which route you go for the install.


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