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Re: Recommendations for small NetBSD network box

Jason Thorpe <thorpej%shagadelic.org@localhost> writes:

> Adding port-i386 :-)
> On Sep 5, 2012, at 2:22 PM, David Brownlee <abs%absd.org@localhost> wrote:
>> Apologies for cross posting to three pretty generic CPU lists, but I'm
>> hoping the answer lies with the expertise reading this now :)
>> I'm looking for a small box to act as a NAT & low traffic VPN device.
>> 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.
>     http://soekris.com/products/net5501.html
> Looks like it fits the bill, and you can add the crypto offload
> processor as an option.
>     http://soekris.com/products/vpn14x1.html

Beware that I have been unable to make the system be stable with the
crypto processor (netbsd-5).  I am not sure it was to blame, as I also
had lockups from wapbl not having enough memory (2T disk, lots of writes
fro backups).   But without the crypto processor enabled, it's totally

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