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 From:  Jim Thompson <jim at netgate dot com>
 To:  "Alex M" <radiussupport at lrcommunications dot net>
 Cc:  "'Mono Dev List'" <m0n0wall dash dev at lists dot m0n0 dot ch>
 Subject:  Re: [m0n0wall-dev] Re: [m0n0wall] Support for hardware project
 Date:  Tue, 6 Mar 2007 16:30:55 -1000
On Mar 6, 2007, at 4:12 PM, Alex M wrote:

>>> linksys NSLU2  $90 (http://www.electronicsoutfitter.com/store/92992/
>>> nslu2.html or amazon)
>>> or D-Link DSM-G600  ($134 on Amazon)
> You have to kill me to force me to use Dlink in industrial  
> settings. From my
> experience consumer electronics from dlink usually dies within 1-3  
> years in
> industrial setups. Out 100 devices we bought from dlink we have 7  
> lefts that
> still kind of working. + Adding external USB network card and an  
> not having
> ability to add good radio.... looks like broken DIY project.

Well, one of the things I showed was the Linksys NSLU2, and both the  
D-link and Freecom boxes come with miniPCI-based radios
that will work (out of the box) with FreeBSD 6.2.

But you're the one that proposed using VIA boards and second-source  
ethernet cards and wanted to make the centerpiece of the discussion  

> As to Freecom, I like that toy, but commercially wise I have no  
> idea what is
> the point to use it? Its expansive, and it works fine (I hope) without
> monowall. It could be used for freeNAS but it alredy has its  
> features so ...

This is a m0n0wall list.  In fact, now that you've cut-down the  
recipients, its the m0n0wall developers list.

I presume that the members of the list want to discuss the  
development of m0n0wall, and do NOT wish the discussion to devolve  
into a "general solutions for service providers list".

Given this, anything I mention here will include the angle that it  
will (or could) run m0n0wall (or perhaps pfSense or FreeNAS) or why  
it can't (and thus isn't a subject for the list.)