[rescue] Happy New Year! RIP, Sun/Solaris...

Gian-Paolo Musumeci gp at pdti.net
Tue Jan 4 09:13:17 CST 2011

On Jan 3, 2011, at 11:38 PM, Jonathan Groll wrote:
> On Mon, 3 Jan 2011 00:48:18 -0800, Gian-Paolo Musumeci <gp at pdti.net> wrote:
>> On Jan 2, 2011, at 9:40 PM, Patrick Finnegan wrote:
>>> For a counterpoint, I generally use (and prefer) Linux w/iptables
>>> for NAT "firewall" functionality.
>> Hardly "rescue" hardware, but the small Juniper SRX boxes are extremely
>> capable.  I am quite pleased with my SRX210 -- my Soekris net4801 just
>> couldn't shovel bits fast enough to keep up with the traffic at home.
> How expensive are the Juniper boxes - aren't they prohibitive for home
> use?

Actually, they are surprisingly cheap.  A SRX100, which has 8 10/100 ports
and will do about 650 Mbps firewalled forwarding plus 65 Mbps of IPsec VPN
traffic, is less than $500.  /gp

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