slightly OT hardware question
Eric S Pulley
pulley at dabus.com
Wed Jun 1 15:00:37 UTC 2016
On Wed, 25 May 2016 15:00:48 -0453.75
"William A. Mahaffey III" <wam at hiwaay.net> wrote:
> On 05/25/16 11:33, Valeri Galtsev wrote:
> > On Wed, May 25, 2016 10:51 am, William A. Mahaffey III wrote:
> >> Does anyone onlist know of any small (RPi-ish), cheap boxen w/ 2
> >> or more working RJ45 ports (100 Mbit is OK), FreeBSD or NetBSD
> >> compatible ? I would like to use them as a firewall & an asterisk
> >> box. I found Utilite, kinda pricey, also Banana-Pi R1 (5 ports,
> >> however apparently wired somewhat weirdly on the board, NetBSD
> >> networking doesn't work there last I looked). Anyone got a little
> >> beastie like this working ? TIA & have a good one.
> > I was looking lately for smallish cheepish low power consumption
> > computer lately to have it as firewall/router (running pfsense). I
> > ruled out for myself raspberryPI, for two reasons: second ethernet
> > adapter on it will be USB, the CPU is too weak to run decent
> > firewall/router with decent throughput. I took a quick look at
> > Banana PI (just to reconsider my choice not that I've heard bout it
> > from you), and I have the same reservations about it.
> > What I decided to go with is fitlet-i barebone (you will need to
> > bay RAM and mSATA drive for it, otionally their heatsink, which I
> > definitely will get for myself). This brings me in a ballpark of
> > $300 as opposed to $40 for raspberry PI or banana PI barebone, but
> > with fitlet-i I will have two gige ports, and enough CPU power to
> > have it handling decent traffic. (Additional info: AMD SoC CPU, up
> > to 8 GB RAM, made in Israel, or at least by Israeli company; 5
> > years warranty, available on amazon, power consumption up to 10 W).
> > Just my $0.02
> > Valeri
> > PS I really would like to hear what others think, and if there is
> > better option than fitlet-i for gige WAN and LAN.
> >> --
> >> William A. Mahaffey III
If you are getting into $280+ USD range you may aswell look at Soekris
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