[TriLUG] m0n0wall hardware
claystuckey at gmail.com
Fri May 28 14:43:52 EDT 2010
I recently purchased an Acer revo pc for $199. I threw a $15 usb Ethernet
port on it and voila, a darn nice Linux firewall on the cheap. I had some
issues getting Linux on there. If memory serves, I ended up putting F12
32-bit live on a usb drive, booted, and installed from the live OS. I would
think that f13 would be a better choice since they now have a command line
interface for network manager.
However, I agree with the prior suggestion of a Linksys or some other router
if all you need is to apply ACLs to a routing device.
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From: trilug-bounces at trilug.org [mailto:trilug-bounces at trilug.org] On Behalf
Of David McDowell
Sent: Friday, May 28, 2010 2:37 PM
To: Triangle Linux Users Group General Discussion
Subject: Re: [TriLUG] m0n0wall hardware
Asheville? Do you mean Asheboro? :)
On 5/28/10, Jym Williams Zavada <trilugj at jrwz.net> wrote:
> If it's a firewall system that only need two ethernet ports, an eBox 4852
> from WDL systems could work:
> I've only ever mail-ordered from them, but they're located in Pittsboro,
> which is on the way to Ashville if you're taking Hwy 64 :).
> Although I've not used the newer 48xx series, my four 38xx boxes have
> out very well for me. Their primary use has been as custom Linux and
> OpenBSD systems (one as a print server, the other as an NTP/DNS/DHCP
> and for embedded system development and testing. The versions with CF
> treat the card as an IDE drive, so are very easy to install OSes on. I've
> never tried FreeBSD on them, but I've had no problems at all with Linux or
> OpenBSD, so it's likely they'd work for m0n0wall too.
> Jym Williams Zavada
> On Fri, 28 May 2010, Emmaus Smith wrote:
>> I know it's technically not Linux, but I need some advice from the group.
>> A former (non-profit) employer needs my help in getting their network and
>> public wi-fi squared away. Currently, it's running on an old Pentium PC,
>> it has a few issues starting up at the start of the season (they only
>> operate during the summer). I'd like to replace this with a more suitable
>> piece of hardware such as a Soekris board or some other CF based system,
>> they need it running this weekend. Is there anywhere locally I can get
>> something like that?
>> They're located in Western NC, so any place along I-40 between here and
>> Asheville, NC would also be acceptable.
>> If I can't find a purely flash based system, I'll salvage a not-quite-so
>> outdated piece of hardware from Work to get them by for a few more years,
>> but I'd prefer something that will work for much longer so I don't keep
>> getting emergency calls every May.
>> Emmaus Smith
>> suamme1 at gmail.com
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