pmok at optushome dot com dot au wrote:
>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?
Its only overkill if you can't use the CPU. However, with large/long
pf rulesets, you'll want the CPU for forwarding multiple 100Mbps
>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).
the newest Nehemiah processors can be fanless up to 1GHz. 1.2GHz
still requires a fan.
>I really wished they used Intel LAN controllers!
>Like the new EPIA DP (Dual CPU) model with an Intel Gigabit
>( YUMMY! )
N.B. the Intel GigE is listed as an "option". Read: you'll need to
place a high-volume order to get it.
Otherwise, yes, its yummy. About the only thing the left off was a CF slot.