[rescue] what to do with IPC and IPX ?

Steve Sandau ssandau at gwi.net
Sun Oct 31 16:01:45 CST 2004

Mike Hebel wrote:
> These machines work well with OpenBSD and NetBSD.  NetBSD being faster - 
> OpenBSD being more secure.  Don't run Solaris past version 2.6 on them.
> DNS servers.
> Slow but usable webmail point servers.
> Dedicated use home/project control boxes.
> The IPX will work for home DSL firewall duty without too much trouble - 
> OpenBSD loads on it just fine.  (I'm currently using a SS2 for the same 
> thing at home.)
> Mike Hebel
> On Sunday, October 31, 2004, at 01:41 PM, Patrick Giagnocavo wrote:
>> I have an IPC and an IPX.
>> Any suggestions as to what is a good use for them?
>> --Patrick

Good suggestions. OpenBSD with my SS2 (basically the same hardware) 
makes a great VPN box. No problem keeping up with traffic on a 786 
connection (256/512). I even use an SS2 to run snort to track 2 T1s 
worth of traffic at work. It is 50-75% busy but does the job OK.


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