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 From:  <pmok at optushome dot com dot au>
 To:  <andy dash choi at uiowa dot edu>, <m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch>
 Subject:  Re: [m0n0wall] Anyone using a VIA EPIA board
 Date:  Fri, 1 Apr 2005 03:33:44 +1000
I tested the EPIA PD10000 with m0n0wall.
(PD10000 is an updated version of the CL10000 but
capable of having up to 4 serial port connections...Uses 
a revised edition of the 1Ghz "Nehemiah").

Its serious OVERKILL for just the router role. I like its
hardware accelerated encryption, but have yet to use it
in any practical manner. Is there a way for m0n0wall to 
take advantage of it?

I find the onboard LAN connections are nowhere near as 
efficient as Intel-based NICs. (Which is obvious, as they're
VIA Rhine II and III LAN controllers). You're better off 
getting the regular EPIA with a quad port NIC PCI card.

Overall, not bad, but maybe overkill, depending on your
requirements. It has more grunt than a Geode-based setup,
but it ain't fanless (for 1Ghz models).

I really wished they used Intel LAN controllers!
Like the new EPIA DP (Dual CPU) model with an Intel Gigabit
LAN controller!
( YUMMY! )

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Andy Choi" <andyiowalist at mchsi dot com>
To: <m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch>
Sent: Thursday, March 31, 2005 4:08 PM
Subject: [m0n0wall] Anyone using a VIA EPIA board

> I've noticed most people who run m0n0wall use something like the Soekris
> board.  Anyone using a VIA EPIA board? I can't be the only one.
> It's pretty decent in terms of VPN throughput and routing performance.
> I got it because I run 2 networks, one fast Ethernet and the other with
> jumbo frames and gigabit.  In my experience separating the fast Ethernet
> and jumbo frames equals a much faster network.
> Now if we could only get PPTP VPN compression with m0n0wall:)
> -- 
> Andy Choi
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