At 11:57 AM 12/1/2003, Andreas Mixich wrote:
>Now I have a So370 based Micro-ATX system in a custom case (designed by
>myself) with two 120mm temp-controled fans, running with 256MB DDR266 and
>a VIA C3 "Nehemiah" at 1GHz. The CPU is cooled passively. The PSU was
>modded by a friend of mine. Right now I run a single 120GB harddsik.
I think the problem is we mis-understood your goal. We've been looking at
m0n0wall and the like as a firewall, not a general purpose home
server. There is almost nothing I can imaging a firewall doing that would
require a gigahertz processor. The 133MHz 486 in a net4501 can stay ahead
of 10 or so T1 lines.
Might I suggest this. Build two boxes. One net4501 (or 4801 if you plan
to do a bunch of crunching on the message texts) and use it as just a
firewall. Put your server behind it. Let APM on your server spin down
your RAID disks after, say, an hour of no activity. The Soekris, of
course, has no moving parts.
I think that would be closer to what you've been describing, and more
secure to boot.
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