Re: recommend hardware firewall

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Kwan Lowe wrote:
> On Tue, Apr 6, 2010 at 11:33 AM, Bruno Wolff III <[email protected]> wrote:
>> Remember that there are also power costs. The $50 routers don't draw as much
>> power as an old repurposed general purpose machine is going to. They also
>> come with wireless support.
>> Depending on what you are going to do with the firewall, it might also be
>> cheaper to buy just one network card and an unmanaged switch. (8 port switches
>> were going for about $20 a few years ago.)
> I'm putting together an Atom-based system for just this purpose. Power
> consumption is not as low as a $50 router (and probably never could
> be), but I'm adding three NICs (1 dual, 1 single port) so that I can
> create a DMZ and LAN and a separate management port.  It should come
> in at just under $250, which is quite a bit less than a dedicated
> router/firewall with similar capability.
If you can do that with new hardware I'd love to know what you're using. I am 
planning just that, and grabbed an SSD just to reduce power/noise, but haven't 
bought the rest of it. What hardware are you using?

Bill Davidsen <[email protected]>
   "We have more to fear from the bungling of the incompetent than from
the machinations of the wicked."  - from Slashdot

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