[rescue] FS: Soekris NET4801
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
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