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 From:  "David Cook" <david at dave dash cook dot co dot uk>
 To:  <m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch>
 Subject:  FW: [m0n0wall] Soekris Alternative
 Date:  Mon, 10 May 2004 21:15:39 +0100
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Chet Harvey [mailto:chet at pittech dot com]
> Sent: 10 May 2004 17:20
> To: Bryan Kohlstedt; "m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch"
> Subject: Rv: [m0n0wall] Soekris Alternative
> I have 2 of the
> http://www.globalamericaninc.com/products_services/thin_client
> /1707594.php
> (not from them, too expensive)
> Anyway, I personally would look at price of soekris and vpn
> module vs growth over next year. How many clients and VPNs 
> are we talking about here? 50 to 100 clients and 25 VPN's or 
> so, a net4801-50 w/ vpn1411 would do the trick. Maybe you 
> could do two net4501-30's. One for regular traffic and one 
> for VPN only. Thats $400 (roughly) and you should have plenty 
> of horsepower.....
> Also you can segment you VPN traffic out very nicely.
> FYI - those VIA boards are not as fast as you may think. They
> are at best Ok, IMHO.

These look very much like Lex Light Barebone systems. Have a look at the
manufacturer's site for the different specs they are available in:


Bit expensive compared to the Soekris devices for m0n0wall, but
definitely have a bit more horsepower than a net4501.