slightly OT hardware question

Shane Ambler FreeBSD at ShaneWare.Biz
Thu Jun 2 02:55:44 UTC 2016

On 02/06/2016 00:22, Eric S Pulley wrote:
> On Wed, 25 May 2016 15:00:48 -0453.75
> "William A. Mahaffey III" <wam at> 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

>>> 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
> Engineering. Makers of fine BSD small SBC/routers for many years...

Getting a little higher in price, have a look at

Their 2GB ram 2xGbE ports for $299 + 89 or 149 for wifi options.

bsdnow mentioned a blog post about some testing to increase the size of
state tables that was done on their 6 port box with 8GB ram

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Shane Ambler

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