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 From:  Kerem Erciyes <k underscore erciyes at zegnaermenegildo dot it>
 To:  mattias dot bergander at gmail dot com
 Cc:  m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
 Subject:  Re: [m0n0wall] Driver available in freebsd 5.3 but not in m0n0wall 1.2b7
 Date:  Wed, 07 Sep 2005 12:34:07 +0300
Mattias,

For Your Information:

I use EPIA M10000 and PD6000 both successfully in production 
environments. EPIAs are fast and stable for the said use. And I use 
m0n0wall on all of them and quite happy with them.

Kerem

Mattias Bergander wrote:

>Thanks.
> It is only for evaluation of an VIA EPIA board for the possible use as a 
>firewall for my home network. There is plenty of spare CPU power there and I 
>don't care about the gigabit stuff. It is just a card that was available.
> As an off-topic question then, can anyone recommend another firewall that 
>would work well with a compact flash based system? (VIA EPIA with bootable 
>CF). ipcop? smoothwall? pfsense?
> /mattias
> 2005/9/6, Chris Buechler <cbuechler at gmail dot com>: 
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>>On 9/6/05, Mattias Bergander <mattias dot bergander at gmail dot com> wrote:
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>>>Hello there,
>>>I'm currently testing out a VIA EPIA M6000 fanless board with m0n0wall. 
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>>I
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>>>added a second network card and of course this was an unsupported dlink 
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>>528t
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>>>gigabit NIC (realtek 8169 chip) which is on the HCL for freebsd 5.3 but 
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>>not
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>>>4.9. Therefore I tested with 1.2b7 and although there the card isn't
>>>reported as unknown but instead along with "(no driver attached)". I'm
>>>guessing that the driver is not included in that m0n0wall release then.
>>>
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>>It's not. I wouldn't use 1.2b7 in a production environment,
>>regardless. If you need something that isn't supported, you'll have
>>to look elsewhere.
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>>On the other poster's comment, not sure about that card in particular,
>>but I've yet to see anything decent out of Realtek. It takes 3-5
>>times as much CPU to get 100 Mb through their lousy 10/100 NIC's as it
>>does through a good NIC, I'm sure performance is also dismal on the
>>gig cards.
>>
>>-Chris
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