KP on 21 Mar 2017 09:02:11 -0700
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Re: [PLUG] Low Power Consumption Firewall/Router
I've settled on Fitlet X A10's (RM and non RM models) for my routing, security node, small NAS/storage head node and other small system solutions.
I can't say enough good about these units but they are going to be a bit more expensive than and consume it more power than ARM solutions.
I've also got the Solid-PC and Clearfog Pro from Solid Run (https://www.solid-run.com). The Solid PC is a bit cheaper but has only 2 ports which in your case is fine. I had high hopes for the Clearfog Pro since it is an ARM solution with with a total of 8 ports but its not production quality. I've put it aside for now since I had too many issues with it and couldn't take the deeper dive. There is also a Clearfog Base that has 2 ports but I can't speak on that.
On March 21, 2017 9:38:43 AM EDT, Casey Bralla <MailList@nerdworld.org> wrote:
I'm looking to reduce my electrical power consumption on my home network and
would like some advice.
Right now I use an old Pentium III system with 3 NICs running Debian and
Shorewall to act as a firewall and router for a DMZ and internal network. This
works fine, and has the advantage of being easy for me to administer since I'm
so familiar with Debian. (Also Shorewall has great How-to documentation.)
The only downside is that old Pentium system drawing 65 watts (headless) 24/7.
Would a simple firewall box (e.g.:
https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833704130 ) be lower
power? I'd like to use a low-power system like a Raspberry PI, but the I/O
and multiple NICs would cripple it.
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