After more digging and finding burnt traces on the systemboard, I ended up
horsetrading some hardware.
I ended up with a 3 GHZ p4 d with 2 GB nic's and a gb of ram, two 160 GB
sata 3.0 drives (Dell SC440). I know it's overkill but I think that it will
do really good as a firewall that can be rolled into a mail server or
someother type of server. The new box will be here before the 16th of july.
I will let you know how it runs.
----- Original Message -----
From: "David Burgess" <apt dot get at gmail dot com>
To: "Ron Carter" <wcarterjr at earthlink dot net>; "Monowall Support List"
<m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch>
Sent: Sunday, July 01, 2007 10:20 PM
Subject: [m0n0wall] Re: replacing a dead m0n0wall
> On 7/1/07, Ron Carter <wcarterjr at earthlink dot net> wrote:
>> What would you recommend for a replacement m0n0wall hardware? I have 4
>> full time tunnels with serveral clients. Any one got any thoughts?
> Depends how many clients and your bandwidth requirements. Soekris makes
> great low-power hardware and the new net5501 should handle close to wire
> speed on a 100 mbps connection. If you need more than that you could look
> some mini itx hardware.
> For more on this topic you can look at the monowall
> 1.4.2 and 2.5 as well as the Hardware section of the monowall
> If you have any more specific questions after that I'm sure the list would
> be happy to help.
> ----- Original Message -----
>> *From:* David Burgess <apt dot get at gmail dot com>
>> *To:* Ron Carter <wcarterjr at earthlink dot net>
>> *Sent:* Sunday, July 01, 2007 2:21 AM
>> *Subject:* Re: [m0n0wall] Dead m0n0Wall, HELP
>> On 6/30/07, Ron Carter <wcarterjr at earthlink dot net> wrote:
>> > Additional information: After starting to pull my m0n0wall box apart I
>> > found 2 dead ethernet adapters. On smealt of burnt plastic, the other
>> > had
>> > burnt traces that could be seen. they where in between the layers. It
>> > appears that with all the storms we have had lately we had a voltage
>> > spike
>> > that got both nics.
>> > I am still working on the server to see if is still functional. My
>> > business
>> > web and ftp services are not up at the moment. This is causing some
>> > problems for me. I have been using m0n0wall for a while now. I am
>> > going to
>> > try pfsense because I have it on CD and had burnt a image. If this
>> > fixes
>> > the problem with the server I will drop back to m0n0wall and restore my
>> > config files to the server.
>> We've had lots of storms lately and I've replaced a lot of dead nics for
>> people and a couple of my own. I recommend highly that people get surge
>> arrestors for their equipment, particularly anything connected to an
>> antenna, as all our stuff is. The surges apparently come right through
>> radio and fry the nic. I would hate to lose a soekris box this way, a
>> nic is bad enough.
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