slightly OT hardware question

William A. Mahaffey III wam at
Wed May 25 19:38:24 UTC 2016

On 05/25/16 11:46, Arthur Chance wrote:
> On 25/05/2016 16:51, 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'm not sure how cheap you want, but in the past I've used boards from
> PC Engines as firewalls.
> My current firewall was built from a (now discontinued) Jetway mini ITX
> board with one ethernet if plus an added 4 ethernet if daughterboard.
> Some of the current Jetway boards might be worth looking at if they're
> not beyond your price limit. They tend to use Intel chips rather than
> Realtek, so perform better.

I was/am thinking along those lines, mini-ITX AMD SoC & small case, good 
solution, but I kept getting up to the same $300.00 that a couple of 
others mentioned, & started casting around for a hopefully 
cheaper-but-still-functional RPi-ish solution. Thanks :-).


	William A. Mahaffey III


	"The M1 Garand is without doubt the finest implement of war
	 ever devised by man."
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