Via EPIA Mini-ITX motherboard
bp at barryp.org
Mon Jul 21 20:30:24 PDT 2003
Charles Sprickman wrote:
> On Tue, 22 Jul 2003, Rudolph Pereira wrote:
>>Just to drag this thread on a bit further ...
>>I've been looking into these little boxes, thinking I could use one as a
>>firewall/gateway. My one requirement is that it would need to have two
>>PCI slots (one can be low-profile), and although I've seen PCI riser
>>cards that can give me two slots, they've been rare,
> No, but if you find something, please post! I've been searching for
> something that is nice and small yet has more power than say a Soekris box
> and can handle more than one or two ethernet cards.
Another way to go is stick a multi-port ethernet card in the mini-itx's
single PCI slot. You can find dual Intel Pro/100 cards on eBay for
around $30 - I've got one stuck into an EPIA board running FreeBSD 4.8,
runs great as a firewall. Just have to make sure your case can take a
regular-sized PCI card, and not just the low-profiles ones.
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