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Re: Recommendations for small NetBSD network box
> > Requirements are pretty simple:
> > - At least two Ethernet interfaces (100base fine)
> > - Enough RAM to to run NAT (probably pf), and IPSEC or OpenVPN
> > (fortunately not both) for up to about 50 web (or weblike) clients &
> > sshd
> > - Small (sub mini-itx), and cased (looks like a product)
> > - USB port to plug in a 3G dongle would be nice.
> Some of these:
> have two ethernet ports
No! None of them have two ethernet ports. That box has 1 gigabit ethernet
> memory & CPU should be more than enough,
Yes, 512M RAM and 800MHz MIPS III (64 bit) CPU.
> there's a bunch of USB ports
> and NetBSD support has been added a few months ago.
Really? Can somebody point me to it please?
> It will likely produce more heat than a comparable ARM box
No, it runs 10-15W total for the board under load, it generates no
perceptible heat and there is a case fan.
> but it's still small
about the size of a paperback book
> and it's not too bad once someone with access to
> the hardware adds support for CPU clock scaling ( what I added is
> Gdium-specific but adapting it to this machine should be trivial - all
> you need is an external 100Hz timer interrupt )
Frequency scaling on these is a waste of time and effort. They run cool even
under load and consume next to no power, what's the point?
> have fun
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