[rescue] FS: Soekris NET4801

Phil Stracchino alaric at caerllewys.net
Fri Jan 28 00:21:02 CST 2005

On Fri, Jan 28, 2005 at 12:43:41AM -0500, Thomas Gallaway wrote:
> Jonathan C. Patschke wrote:
> >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.

A friend of mine has built a similar device using a board with a Geode CPU
(350MHz, iirc).  He has a PCI FCAL card plugged into it, and the FCAL
controller is bigger than the machine.

It's a NAS server with a third of a terabyte of disk, that draws 8.5W

  ========== Fight Back!  It may not be just YOUR life at risk. ==========
  alaric at caerllewys.net : phil-stracchino at earthlink.net : phil at novylen.net
   phil stracchino : unix ronin : renaissance man : mystic zen biker geek
     2000 CBR929RR, 1991 VFR750F3 (foully murdered), 1986 VF500F (sold)
           Linux Now!  ...Friends don't let friends use Microsoft.

More information about the rescue mailing list