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Date:      Wed, 12 Nov 2014 10:14:20 -0800
From:      Darren Pilgrim <list_freebsd@bluerosetech.com>
To:        Julien Cigar <jcigar@ulb.ac.be>
Cc:        "freebsd-questions@freebsd.org" <freebsd-questions@freebsd.org>
Subject:   Re: Small/Low Power Server Recommendation?
Message-ID:  <5463A37C.7080103@bluerosetech.com>
In-Reply-To: <20141112092112.GO8131@mordor.lan>
References:  <CANnsUMFp+rQkQbd7j8DPBSFqyB75SAQ_brp8g-NH14Q=RhK=YQ@mail.gmail.com> <20141112092112.GO8131@mordor.lan>

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On 11/12/2014 1:21 AM, Julien Cigar wrote:
> On Mon, Nov 10, 2014 at 09:57:02AM -0800, Chris Maness wrote:
>> I am looking to replace a huge noisy old server that I have used for years
>> for my home business.  Looking for something inexpensive and relatively
>> small to replace it with.  Any recommendations guys/gals?  I was even
>> thinking of buying a used laptop to run FreeBSD on and set it and forget
>> it.  Not sure what options are out there as I have not put together a
>> server in many years.
>
> we're using a Soekris 6501 here at work as a router/dns cache/proxy/...
> and it works like a charm .. The only problem is that it doesn't boot
> with the default GENERIC kernel (on amd64), due to the lack of an ACPI
> BIOS

I was looking at those a while back.  Do you have the -30, -50, or -70? 
  My concern was if it was capable of gigabit line rates with a 
real-world packet filter ruleset.  What packet and data rates can it do? 
  What kind of filtering are you doing?

I'm excited to see they have a Rangeley product in the pipe.




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