[clug] Cheap Linux based routers [SEC=UNCLASSIFIED]

Rousak, Boris Boris.Rousak at industry.gov.au
Wed Jul 18 01:20:03 GMT 2007

As a by-the-by Has anyone tried to install an MTA (postfix, sendmail,
whatever) + spmassasin onto such a router after a linux flash? Or is
there not enough room/memory to do firewalling and act as a mail gateway
at the same time?

-----Original Message-----
From: linux-bounces+boris.rousak=industry.gov.au at lists.samba.org
[mailto:linux-bounces+boris.rousak=industry.gov.au at lists.samba.org] On
Behalf Of Paul Wayper
Sent: Wednesday, 18 July 2007 10:49 AM
To: CLUG List
Subject: Re: [clug] Cheap Linux based routers

Neill Cox wrote:
> Does anyone on the list have some suggestions?  Requirements:
>  - Two ethernet nics
>  - Linux 2.4/2.6 (2.6 preferred)
>  - Shell access via ethernet (bash for preference)
>  - Iptables
>  - OpenVPN

Check out the devices Yawarra sells (http://www.yawarra.com.au).  I use
a WRAP1-1 for my firewall now (two ethernet ports, two mini-PCI cards)
with a 128MB CF card - that'll set you back $315 plus postage.  They
also have a variety of good wifi boards and a VPN accelerator mini-PCI
card; other places such as www.ete.com.au have mini-PCI cards that do
ethernet, Firewire, USB, and even video capture.

I'm sure that you can run shorewall on them, it'd be just a matter of
configuring it so that it writes either to a ram disk or to a network
syslogger rather than write to the flash drive.


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