[rescue] FS: Soekris NET4801

Thomas Gallaway rescue at port11.net
Thu Jan 27 23:43:41 CST 2005

Jonathan C. Patschke wrote:

> On Thu, 27 Jan 2005, Phil Stracchino wrote:
>> I might actually be interested in one of these, were my budget in better
>> shape right now.  Long-term, it'd be nice to have something non-x86 and
>> *BSD-capable for my currently-under-construction firewall that draws
>> less power, and makes less noise, than the U5 I'm currently building it
>> on.
> The Soekris boxes are PCs, but most of the x86 suckitude is mitigated by
> decent firmware and a lack of anything unnecessary baggage.  For an
> appliance, it's about as good as x86 gets.  They also run OpenBSD (and
> presumably the other BSDs) wonderfully either from compact flash or a
> 2.5" hard drive.
I am running one that boots of a CF card. You can get your hands on 
802.11b cards (mini-pci) too and build an AP. The thing uses pretty much 
next to no power and run's completely silent. And yeah the comBios is 
pretty neat with the true serial console.

-- Thomas

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