Small/Low Power Server Recommendation?

dweimer dweimer at
Fri Nov 14 21:49:56 UTC 2014

On 11/14/2014 3:33 pm, jungle Boogie wrote:
> Hello Chris,
> On 10 November 2014 09:57, Chris Maness <chris at> wrote:
>> I am looking to replace a huge noisy old server that I have used for 
>> years
>> for my home business.  Looking for something inexpensive and 
>> relatively
>> small to replace it with.  Any recommendations guys/gals?  I was even
>> thinking of buying a used laptop to run FreeBSD on and set it and 
>> forget
>> it.  Not sure what options are out there as I have not put together a
>> server in many years.
> 1. This was referenced on the BSD subreddit with openBSD as a firewall:
> I may consider purchasing this to try out pf and get more in depth
> knowledge of openBSD.
> I haven't looked closely enough at it to make 100% certain it will run
> freebsd but I don't see why not. I like that it has three gigabit
> ports with console access, too.

netgate sells the DIY kits, and systems with preinstalled pfSense built 
on these boards.  Shouldn't be any issues running FreeBSD on them.

> 2. I have freebsd 10.1-RC4 running on a Beagle Bone black with thttpd
> compiled from ports. I used to get bummed that packages are old for
> the ARM platform, but having ports available is very nice and gets me
> through installing some apps. I know tarsnap won't install on the BBB,
> could be something I can look into, though.
> Let us know what you decide!
>> Thanks,
>> Chris Maness
> jb

    Dean E. Weimer

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