> Lee Sharp said the following on 24.11.2005 08:04:
>> From: "Damien Hull" <dhull at digitaloverload dot net>
>>> What's the difference between a soho firewall like linksys and
>>> Building an embedded system with monowall will cast about $200. I
>>> can buy a soho firewall for less.
>> Real firewall, proxy arp, traffic shaping, captive portal, PPtP,
>> IPSEC, RADIUS, dynamic DNS, NTP.
> Hi Damien,
> apart from the features meantioned by Lee (you won't see all of them on
> SoHo routers) you don't have to spend $200. I bought myself a Compaq
> 6350 (P2-350, 64MB, Floppy, CD-ROM, *no* HD) for 25 EUR and 2 x 3Com
> 3C905CX-TX NICs for 12 EUR (from eBay). Add about 20-30 EUR for a 4 or
> 8-Port Switch and voila: Total cost of ~70 EUR.
> See, you could build yourself a far more featurerich firewall for a
> lower price as a SoHo router. And by the way, the SoHo routers i owned
> -before i setup my m0n0wall 2 weeks ago- were capable of max. 250
> firewall states only, a true bottleneck if you do P2P. :)
> Go for m0n0wall if you dare to, all i can say is that i truely fell in
> love with it! :)
> FYI, Compaq Mini-PC
Thanks for the information. I'm getting a couple of compact flash to IDE
adapters to test it on. I could use an old hard drive but I think the
compact flash will last longer.