Friday, January 27, 2006

Soekris Dies, What Replacement?

Yesterday cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 UPS powering my Soekris Net4801 died. Now cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 Soekris no longer finds its internal 2.5 hard drive running FreeBSD 6.0. I was able to update cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 BIOS using this guide and cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 comms/lrzsz, but it had no effect. The process was simple

> download

Shift ~
Shift C

lsz -X b4801_128.bin

If I want to stick with cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 Soekris, I may try one of cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 OS installation options listed here. However, I'm wondering if I should just abandon cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 Soekris for something more powerful. I saw cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 256 MB Net4801 will arrive soon, but I've been looking at cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365se OpenBrick and newer systems.

Does anyone have any recommendations for new small form factor systems? Here are my ideal requirements:

  • Very small and flat -- ideally something that would fit in a consultant's brief case for carrying on a plane, along with a laptop.

  • 3 NICs, preferably one or more with Gigabit capability

  • Can use flash or a laptop HDD

  • Runs FreeBSD 6.x

  • Video and keyboard outputs are not required, but I'm starting to like that option

  • At least 128 MB RAM, preferably 256 MB or more


This is starting to sound like a laptop, but I would prefer not to use a laptop. I do not like leaving laptops at client sites. The temptation to open cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 screen and touch cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 keyboard is too great for some clients. I like using a small appliance like a Soekris.

15 comments:

Anonymous said...

Have you looked at Shuttle XPC systems? You may be doing a little more buying individual parts, depending on what you get, but it may be what you want.

Richard Bejtlich said...

Hi Tyler,

I have two Shuttles. This is cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 newest.

The Shuttle is far too big to meet my expectations. Although I do carry it on a plane with me, I want a box small enough to fit in my consulting case.

Anonymous said...

My company has put customized software on top of this PC Engines hardware (http://www.pcengines.ch/wrap.htm). At home, I've been personally running M0n0wall (http://www.m0n0.ch/wall/ - FreeBSD-based firewall/VPN/Captive Portal) on cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 WRAP as my SOHO firewall for over a year with no problems.

Y # Very small and flat -- ideally something that would fit in a consultant's brief case for carrying on a plane, along with a laptop.

Y (only 100Mb though) # 3 NICs, preferably one or more with Gigabit capability

Y (only flash) # Can use flash or a laptop HDD

? (Runs 4.x and 5.x) # Runs FreeBSD 6.x

N # Video and keyboard outputs are not required, but I'm starting to like that option

Y (64 or 128) # At least 128 MB RAM, preferably 256 MB or more


Steve Lodin (steven.lodin @ Google's mail service)

Richard Bejtlich said...

Hi Steve,

From whom did you buy cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 WRAP?

Anonymous said...

What do you use such a device for?

Richard Bejtlich said...

Monitoring low bandwidth links.

Anonymous said...

We initially bought directly from cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 manufacturer in single unit quantities, 'cause our company is headquartered in Switzerland and PC Engines was kinda down cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 street from one our security gurus. Now, we buy in 100 unit lots from cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 manufacturer.

Steve

Anonymous said...

I like via boards. I used 2 pd10000 boards side-by-side in a 1u case for a failover firewall. I used CF but it can take a HD. It looks like via has a new board (vt-310dp) out now with 3 nics (one is gig) that I'm sure would fit into a small, soekris style case. I actually bought cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 above rackmount from caseoutlet.com. It looks like cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365y stock a lot of different cases.

http://caseoutlet.com/via-mb.html

--
michael

Anonymous said...

I saw this device mentioned in an online OpenBSD presentation, but I haven't yet found a US distributor: http://www.commell-sys.com/Product/IPC/EMB-564.htm

I believe cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 device meets your requirements, but note only one of cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 four NICs is GbE.

Richard Bejtlich said...

Cool -- I just emailed Sean Comeau asking him where he bought his.

Anonymous said...

Hi,

We use LEX NEO systems for our consulting services as well as IDS probes.
You can get a model with 3 100Mblan cards, or 1Gb lan card, up to 512Mb of ram, laptop HD or Compact Flash, etc...

We've installed a Debian GNU/linux OS (testing) on HD (but you can get a small CompactFLash Debian from Hacom I think).

You can also contact directly Lex at http://www.lex.com.tw:8080/.

These are GREAT computers: no fan, no heat and powerfull. We're running on each (24/7) without any issue:

- Snort on two network interfaces for IDS,
- Fprobe and nfdump for netflow analysis,
- Snmp for Cacti monitoring,
- Remote X display on a Windows Workstation with XLive-CD in order to run Ecá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365real, Drifnet, etc...
- on demand for in-depth analysis: tcpdump, tcptrack, tcpxtract, ngrep, assniffer, potion...

Sometimes we're running a lot of tools at cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 same time, increasing load up to 8, but system is still reactive ;-)

You can contact me if you want more information (we currently bye cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365se full-equipped systems in for about 500€) at: Mordread.Wallas@gmail.com

@+

Chris Buechler said...

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They aren't as flexible as 4801 (no SFF IDE, so no HD, and no PCI slot), but cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365y're nice solid boards. I have about two dozen in production as firewalls. They're smaller than a Soekris too (think cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 4801 board, minus cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 PCI slot, and that's cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 size of cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 entire WRAP case.) But, cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 WRAP case is very tight, and you have to remove cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 board (or at least tilt it up) to remove cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 CF. Maybe not an issue, depending on how much you swap CF cards, but it's a pain when you're messing with something. I usually end up with my test board sitting bare on top of my Mac mini on my test bench. The board is just cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 right size to sit on top of cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 mini.

I get mine from Netgate.com.
http://www.netgate.com/product_info.php?products_id=311&osCsid=29b860ceafcc6bec90febcc6f1a9be7b

Also available in cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 US from mini-box.com
http://www.mini-box.com/s.nl/sc.8/search.wrap/.f

Anonymous said...

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I order my units from www.yawarra.com.au. Their service is excellent.

Jimmycá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365Geek said...

Dunno if you have comments to old threads forwarded so you hear about cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365m, but...

what did you wind up going with?

A very windows-centric coworker hacked his Buffalo Technologies Linkstation and runs Debian on it. It was so compellingly cool that he had to do it. He streams his mp3s to his pc at work, among ocá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365r things.

It doesn't fit your specs - only one NIC, for example. Cheap storage, though.

Richard Bejtlich said...

I never did buy a replacement for cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 Soekris. I'm waiting for cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365ir next generation model since I don't have a pressing requirement. I did try a bigger form factor in cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 Hacom Lex box, documented in this blog.