Mini atx for firewall

paul van den bergen pvandenbergen at
Wed Nov 19 16:19:11 PST 2003

I have a bunch of these (8000s actually) for a testbed network.  work like a 
treat... go fanless if you can...

I did have some hassles with the onboard via network connection not coping 
with long vlan tagged packets... Not sure if this is still an issue, but the 
vlan man page lists compatible devices if this is an issue for you.

also you can get PCI doublers... no idea how well they work, but!  anyone had 
experience of them?

On Thu, 20 Nov 2003 01:24 am, Francisco Reyes wrote:
> Anyone used a mini ATX machine with FreeBSD?
> Have a client that has a space limitation and a mini atx machine like
> Would be perfect for him.
> My primary concern is the network card. Since these small machines only
> have one PCI slot I will add one card for the internal network and then
> would need the onboard card to connect to the outside world.
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Dr Paul van den Bergen
Centre for Advanced Internet Architectures
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