[CentOS] 1U firewall hardware

Mon May 16 01:21:17 UTC 2011
Nataraj <incoming-centos at rjl.com>

On 05/15/2011 05:56 PM, John R Pierce wrote:
> On 05/15/11 5:00 PM, Miguel Medalha wrote:
>> http://routerboard.com/pricelist.php?showProduct=98
>> 13 Gigabit ports
> note 10 of those ports are on ethernet switches, so the actual router 
> probably only has 5 ethernet ports, 3 dedicated and 2 switch groups of 5 
> ports each.
> also note this doesn't run centos, it runs the vendors own proprietary 
> RouterOS linux distribution.
If your looking for a more enterprise solution that runs linux and is
Red Hat certified,  there's always the Dell R210 with configurations
ranging from a Celeron (about $500 USD), Core I3, on up to a quad Xeon
starting at $820 USD,  2 onboard broadcom gigE's and 1 X16 PCIexpress
slot which could host a 4 port gigE card.  It supports the Dell remote
access controller.  The only advantage I see to the Atom based system is
they probably use a bit less power.