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Date:      Sat, 15 Nov 2014 17:58:31 +0000
From:      Arthur Chance <>
To:        jungle Boogie <>
Cc:        "" <>
Subject:   Re: Small/Low Power Server Recommendation?
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On 14/11/2014 21:33, jungle Boogie wrote:
> Hello Chris,
> On 10 November 2014 09:57, 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.
> 1. This was referenced on the BSD subreddit with openBSD as a firewall:
> I may consider purchasing this to try out pf and get more in depth
> knowledge of openBSD.
> I haven't looked closely enough at it to make 100% certain it will run
> freebsd but I don't see why not. I like that it has three gigabit
> ports with console access, too.

I've been running an Alix 2d13 (an earlier board) with pfSense as my 
router/firewall for years now. Absolutely no problems, very little power 
consumption, I only have to think about it when there's a software 
upgrade. I can recommend their kit.

> 2. I have freebsd 10.1-RC4 running on a Beagle Bone black with thttpd
> compiled from ports. I used to get bummed that packages are old for
> the ARM platform, but having ports available is very nice and gets me
> through installing some apps. I know tarsnap won't install on the BBB,
> could be something I can look into, though.
> Let us know what you decide!
>> Thanks,
>> Chris Maness
> jb

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