[clug] low power device for VPN end point

Peter Barker pbarker at barker.dropbear.id.au
Mon Jan 23 22:06:31 UTC 2017

On Mon, 23 Jan 2017, Dale Shaw wrote:

> On Mon, 9 Jan 2017 at 10:23 pm, Tony Lewis <tony at lewistribe.com> wrote:
>> I'm looking for a low power device to be a VPN end point, and I am after
>> recommendations, please.
> This is not quite what you've asked for -- it's not even Linux -- but have
> you considered something like this?
> Juniper SRX110H2 (used, includes TransACT and NBN compatible VDSL2
> interface)
> https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/292001464825

That's fast ethernet only.

I've just purchased a mini-itx, supposedly-15W system from China.  6 
"ethernet cards".  ~$200 sans-disks.


This is to replace my ailing Fit-PC which has served well for a decade, 
but looks to be unsupported by the next Debian.  I'm hoping to replace a 
managed 24-port gigabit ethernet switch with this and a 5W 8-port gigabit 
switch, resulting in lower overall power consumption (and a *much* simpler 

I'll let people know how it goes.

> Dale

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