Subject: Re: Looking for a dual LAN board
To: Erard =?iso-8859-1?Q?S=E9bastien?= <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Wes Peters <email@example.com>
Date: 12/04/2001 12:35:20
Erard Sébastien wrote:
> I'm looking for a embedded board suitable to run NetBSD.
> The main thing I want is two ethernet interfaces (10/100)
> and an harddrive controler (IDE or SCSI). The CPU doesn't
> matter (i386, arm, mips, sh...) but should be powerfull
> enough to do some network routing or file serving (only
> one at a time). I've found a few industrial products, but
> they seem quite expensive, at least for an individual.
> Does any one has an idea of a suitable board?
> Thanks in advance for any answer.
Sorry to slip in so late on this discussion. You might want to look at
the Soekris Engineering board/box; it should run NetBSD with no problems.
It is known to run OpenBSD and FreeBSD. ;^) It is a 133 Mhz "5x86"
design with 3x Intel EtherExpress Pro, a CF slot, a Mini-PCI slot, and a
3.3v half-length PCI slot. The prices are fairly good for embedded
If you want a real hard drive, you'll have to figure out how to turn the
CF slot back into an IDE bus. That'll be fun.
Boats love me
Sails fear me
Wes Peters <firstname.lastname@example.org> System Architect
http://www.dobox.com/ DoBox Inc.