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Date:      Sat, 15 Nov 2014 19:08:19 +0100
From:      Robert Sevat <>
To:        Arthur Chance <>,
Subject:   Re: Small/Low Power Server Recommendation?
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On 11/15/2014 06:58 PM, Arthur Chance wrote:
> 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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I have a Freebsd 10.1 mITX server running on an Supermicro X9SBAA-F, I
use it as router/firewall and have 4 jails running transmission on it.
It's pushed ~10-11TB of traffic in the past 10 months without cracking a
sweat. Some of the newer mITX atom boards are really nice looking as well.

Kind Regards,
Robert Sevat

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