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 From:  Jesse Guardiani <jesse at wingnet dot net>
 To:  m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
 Subject:  Re: Re: Re: to Wrap or to Soekris that is my question? What about VIA?
 Date:  Wed, 15 Dec 2004 09:13:02 -0500
Robert Rich wrote:

> I've been trying to find a sweet spot with the VIA stuff.  I think i
> found it:
> http://www.viaembedded.com/product/epia_cl_spec.jsp?motherboardId=181
> It's the EPIA-CL6000E, which is just like the PD you found but lacks the
> 'digital i/o' port for POS applications.  You can pick them up at
> axiontech.com for $136.95.  (iboxpc is selling the same thing for $190,
> one of them goofed).  Add ram ($50), cf/ide adapter ($50/$10), power
> supply ($45!) and case ($40!) and you're over $300.  But you have a lot
> more to play with.

$300+ ain't bad. A Soekris 4801 with all the trimmings is about $350. That's
still a heck of a lot cheaper than a Cisco PIX firewall. How large would one
of these VIA machines be? They look about the same size, but they require
a standard power supply? That would bulk up the case quite a bit, I think.

Jesse Guardiani, Systems Administrator
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