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 From:  Lee Sharp <leesharp at hal dash pc dot org>
 To:  "m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch" <m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch>
 Subject:  Re: [m0n0wall] SBC Integrated in Dell Server - Info?
 Date:  Tue, 09 Jun 2009 23:19:07 -0500
Melvin wrote:
> Lee Sharp wrote:
>> James McKeand wrote:

>>> That would be a good solution for some form of virtualization? Two 
>>> NICs - Two virtual switches. I think I read something about doing 
>>> that with MS's Hyper-V Server.

>> That means your entire (virtual) network is only as secure as your VM. 
>> Not always a good thing...

> OK, but the virtues/pitfalls of the practice aside, the OP was 
> commenting on the fact that there was actually what appeared to be a 
> full SBC solution sharing the case / rack space with the server with 
> nothing said about virtualization.  They actually bypassed that entire 
> issue by providing physically (at least electrically) separate hardware.

I agree.  That solution is slick.  And, if you had a big enough 
powersupply in the server, you could pull power from it directly and 
loose the pigtail as well.  Very cool.

> And I've seen no response from anyone who can tell us anything about 
> where that slick little NIC interface board mounted to the slot might 
> have come from.  I don't even have a clue as to how to describe it to 
> start Googling for one. :)  Anyone?

I would just get a rack mount panel and break out 4 ports.  Then hot 
glue it to a slot cover after cutting holes.  Then cut standard Ethernet 
cables in half and punch them into the rack mount panel.