Re: all-in-one server
- From: comphelp@xxxxxxxxx (Todd H.)
- Date: 21 May 2006 15:46:53 -0500
jpd <read_the_sig@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> writes:
On 2006-05-20, Todd H. <comphelp@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
If you're serious about security, you'll want a more featureful
firewall than the standard $60 linky.
For that, `linux' can provide the tools to do it. One can use a simple
old desktop with two (or more) network cards. Another way is to get a
small board that doesn't need much power and/or room like a linksys but
that does allow you to install a better OS on it. Some off-the-shelf
routers allow you to put linux on them (a certain netgear model, I
Linksys wrt54g is among them. There's a good deal of 3rd party
open source firmware for them.
Mini-ITX based machines are often used for this purpose as well. Also,
soekris.com (various models) and pc engines (their WRAP board) make
low-power boards that run a variety of free unices (*BSD, linux).
Soekris.com boxes are kewl.
I am not affiliated with either. See also: http://m0n0.ch/wall for a
FreeBSD based project; their hardware links might be of interest.