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?
2005/9/6, Chris Buechler <cbuechler at gmail dot com>:
> On 9/6/05, Mattias Bergander <mattias dot bergander at gmail dot com> wrote:
> > Hello there,
> > I'm currently testing out a VIA EPIA M6000 fanless board with m0n0wall.
> > added a second network card and of course this was an unsupported dlink
> > gigabit NIC (realtek 8169 chip) which is on the HCL for freebsd 5.3 but
> > 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.
> 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.
> 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.