|Michel van der List on 21 Mar 2017 08:23:15 -0700|
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|Re: [PLUG] Low Power Consumption Firewall/Router|
Casey,If you are going the EdgeRouter route (Ha!), I'd be happy to share my config, which has a firewall, DMZ, Guest Network, internal network and an additional unused network.
I used to use this with a fixed IP, but recently changed it to DHCP, and it all 'just worked'.
Please note you'll need a WiFi AP, but presumably you already have that since you were using an old PIII.
As an aside to some other comments, reducing electricity use is not always about the economics :-).
On 03/21/2017 11:14 AM, Lee H. Marzke wrote:
+1 EdgeRouter I also had a P3 with 3 nics, running pfsense a few years ago. To save 100% power ;-) , I just virtulized it to my esxi cluster. Just in case I have a cluster issue I'm now experimenting with Ubiquity Edge router as my backup router/firewall. https://www.ubnt.com/edgemax/edgerouter-lite/ So this is extremely low power/cost and high performance. Ubiquity targets these units to wISP's mainly. The edge OS is EdgeOS, which is a fork of vyatta router. When Brocade bought vyatta, the source was also forked to vyOS ( vyos.io ) EdgeOS adds a GUI and more features to vyatta - and runs on ARM only. The EdgeOS has the advantage of being certified on low power on ARM. VyOS is free and has debian packages, but doesn't run on low power ARM's. But you could likely move the config over to vyOS in the future if you wanted to. https://networkjutsu.com/my-home-router-edgerouter-lite/ The config is similar to other hardware ( or Juniper ) firewalls, so there is a learning curve coming from Linux shorewall. It's nice there is a single config file, so it's easy to diff changes. I can't comment yet on the edgeos firewall - I'm mostly using it for emergency internet access and don't have all the dmz rules and destination NAT/PAT setup yet. Lee ----- Original Message -----From: "Michel van der List" <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: "Philadelphia Linux User's Group Discussion List" <email@example.com> Sent: Tuesday, March 21, 2017 10:15:33 AM Subject: Re: [PLUG] Low Power Consumption Firewall/Router I use an EdgeRouter X: https://www.amazon.com/Ubiquiti-EdgeRouter-Advanced-Gigabit-Ethernet/dp/B00YFJT29C/ Not exactly open source but it's based on vyatta (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vyatta) and it's very capable. On 03/21/2017 09:50 AM, Victor wrote:I've used a Soekris 5501 as my firewall for like 8 or 9 years now. I started with Slackware, but Debian runs pretty well on there too. Runs like a champ, but they are a bit expensive. The 5501 is EOL so you could pick one up for less than $200 IIRC. There's a newer model available, the 6501, with better flexibility in regards to storage. I've been happy with the hardware but holding off on upgrading to the 6501 & exploring other options as myself. I'm interested to hear other's suggestions. ___________________________________________________________________________ Philadelphia Linux Users Group -- http://www.phillylinux.org Announcements - http://lists.phillylinux.org/mailman/listinfo/plug-announce General Discussion -- http://lists.phillylinux.org/mailman/listinfo/plug___________________________________________________________________________ Philadelphia Linux Users Group -- http://www.phillylinux.org Announcements - http://lists.phillylinux.org/mailman/listinfo/plug-announce General Discussion -- http://lists.phillylinux.org/mailman/listinfo/plug