Originally Posted by DuckieHo
What do you have today?
Also, do you want mATX or mITX?
I'm actually moving to either ClearOS or Endian... I want load balancing and Squid.
Originally Posted by Rhino1
What do you think about this board MSI FUZZY945GM1. The only thing i don.t know is where to get a cpu socket M for it, it looks like a good option for like 90 bucks. Or this one Intel GME965 a socket P. I know you said atom where , but how about this one Asus AT5NM10-I.
Originally Posted by ez12a
off topic, but i just tried ClearOS in a virtual environment with 2 client virtual computers in the same "network"
a few faults i'd like to point out, is that the content filter, anti virus, and associated services that require definition updates do not work, nor is there any intuitive way to force update the definitions. I dont know if you have to let it just sit and download definitions by itself..The antivirus and content filter failed to prevent the client computers from accessing known compromised sites and downloading eicar test files. To my knowledge, Untangle behaves the same way..you either need to reboot the router or restart/delete the "rack" to get it to download definitions in the background.
and in my particular ClearOS install, DHCP was not enabled by default on the LAN network...a static IP had to be set for a client computer to connect to the web gui and enable DHCP. And when the DHCP was enabled, it took a few minutes to get an IP address to my virtual computers.
pfsense was able to block all of these with Squid + SquidGuard and HAVP packages installed and updated. Also you can actually see whether or not the database is up to date and manually update them if necessary. with pfsense 2.0, they will add L7 QoS.
just some thoughts
Originally Posted by IBuyJunk
I think this is where the Atom really shines. An Atom booting from a persistent USB flash drive would be ideal ... extreme low power consumption.