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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. 

Damn, that's just a cool little device. 

> 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 
> instance: 
> 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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