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Re: Power savings and trusting Linux firewall

 On Fri, Mar 21, 2008 at 09:14:55AM -0400, [hidden email] wrote: 
> I really want to get away from extra "specialized" devices. I have a 
> Netgear VPN firewall/router already and its footprint is about 10~15 
> watts, but I removed it and moved its functionality to the second system 
> which runs all the time anyway. 

Depending on what your second system does, you might be able to replace it 
with a pcengines ALIX2C3 board or the like. Put a (large) CF card in that, 
and your power usage will be less than 5W (and you won't have moving parts).

is the manufacturer site, and you can buy them here at, for 

They have a nice case for it too, and you can also buy a kit with board + 
case + cf card + powersupply. 

It's more expensive than a wrt54, but you do get a general purpose machine 
with 256MB of ram and as much CF space as you can fit. 


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