Subject: NetBSD platform recommendation for cheap, low power, diskless IPsec router firewall
To: None <>
From: Alicia da Conceicao <>
List: tech-net
Date: 01/06/2003 01:52:26
Hi everybody:

My apologies if I posted this question to the wrong NetBSD mailing list.

Anyways, I was wondering if anyone could please recommend what cheap,
small, and low powered NetBSD platform and hardware that I can use for
an IPsec router firewall with at least 4 distinct 10/100 ethernet
interfaces.  This router would be used for multipath routing, packet
filtering & NAT (ipf & ipnat), DHCP client, PPPoE client, and IPsec
(tunneling & IKE).

I am currently using ix86 NetBSD servers for this type of firewall
router, and was hoping that I can replace big, powerful hungry ix86
hardware with some type of cheap, light-weight, low-power hardware.
Since these routers aren't running any services, they can be embedded,
diskless hardware.

Any advice on which NetBSD hardware to use, from the many NetBSD
platforms, would be greatly appreciated.