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|Re: [PLUG] Brighter plans: energy efficient, reliable firewall hardware|
That Filet has only 8GB of SSD and 4 GB of RAM. The system it would
replace is using 5.3GB of storage. So that might be tight. 16GB of SSD
would be safe enough, 8GB is risky. And I'm not sure that Celeron is
64-bit. I see that Celerons now come in 64-bit varieties, but not all
Here is Amazon's offer for one of the two that Keith identified:
But neither monitor in my office has HDMI. Damn.
Plus I'd need to add RAM and SSD to that. The price moves into the $500
range. Desktops are still cheaper unfortunately. Is it justifiable in
On Fri, Jul 14, 2017 at 11:30:14AM -0400, Will wrote:Fitlet is on Amazon if you want, something like this looks interesting
On Fri, Jul 14, 2017 at 8:04 AM, Eric Lucas <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
That's an impressive device Keith!
One general question I have is when I see the specifications and there are
2x USB 3.0
4x USB 2.0
it makes me wonder why does anybody include 2.0 any more?
I'm guessing that 3.0 costs more / consumes more power ?
or if you plug in existing 2.0 devices on 3.0 ports then the 3.0 devices
are limited to 2.0 speeds?
What do you mean by bare metal build?
On Fri, Jul 14, 2017 at 1:00 AM, Keith C. Perry
<email@example.com> wrote:We're doing small bare metal builds on the Compulab Fitlets (generallythe fitlet-RM-XA10-LAN Barebone, http://www.fit-pc.com/web/
FITLET-R-GI-C67-WACB&model%5B%5D=FITLET-R-GX-C67-FLAN-W) this is the
newer industrial model with 4 1GbE ports.deployments.
They've been rock solid so far- including for router and security nodeshardware
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Subject: [PLUG] Brighter plans: energy efficient, reliable firewall_______________
On a brighter note, I started thinking (again) today about replacing my
home office's firewall with a new energy efficient box.
I'd want to put Nagios and bind9 on it, so it's more than just a
firewall. I'd put Debian 9.0 (Stretch) on it.
SSDs make sense for energy efficiency. Probably raid-1 for reliability.
Probably less than 20GB of storage is needed (no X11).
I have two ISPs, so I'd need 3 Ethernet ports.
64-bit to avoid the 2038 bug makes sense: I don't plan to reinstall the
system before 2038 (Debian is infinitely upgradeable!), so I wouldn't
want that deadline hanging over my head (I'm on a tear to get rid of
32-bit hardware from my life: better now than in 2037!!!). I suppose I
might replace the box by moving the SSDs into a more energy efficient
container in 10 years. But to avoid reformatting the disks, it would
need to be 64-bit from the start, no?
Is there cheap, energy efficient Linux-capable hardware with a small
footprint for this kind of application? What would you recommend?
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