[CentOS] appliance to embed Centos

Wed Dec 29 06:23:43 UTC 2010
Nataraj <incoming-centos at rjl.com>

On 12/28/2010 09:04 PM, Eero Volotinen wrote:
> 2010/12/29 John R Pierce <pierce at hogranch.com>:
>> On 12/28/10 1:55 PM, Nataraj wrote:
>>> - fast enough to do openvpn encryption on WAN links ranging from 50mb
>>> to 100mb
>> THAT is a tough requirement.
>> I was going to recommend the Alix boards.  they run pfSense really
>> nicely, and should be able to run a stripped down centos install OK.
>> with pfSense, you can boot from a CF card, so no HD at all.
>> The Alix cards use a 433-500Mhz AMD Geode ultra-low power processor, on
>> a 6x6 card.  they use 5 watts fully configured.
>> but, 100Mbit/sec SSL encryption, ouch.    don't know.   you'd probably
>> have to benchmark that.
> you need hardware encryption hardware or core2duo like processor ..
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Then the Mac mini might be what I need performancewise.  I am also
considering Dell R210's as I would really like an enterprise solution.  
Anyone have any experience with Habey? 
http://www.habeyusa.com/products.php?id=125#Menu=ChildMenu124 They have
a wide selection of barebones Intel Atoms, including the 1.8Ghz  Intel
D525's as well as Pentium 4's with broadcom ethernets and systems with
up to 6 ethernets.  My sense is that I will still use some of these
systems for firewall and management functions (i.e. firewalling Dell
IDRAC6 cards) even if the encryption for the vpn has to run on a faster
box.  50MB would probably be adequate.

Thank you all for your responses.