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[ale] Firewall convo

On Thu, Apr 09, 2020 at 10:05:52AM -0400, Jerald Sheets via Ale wrote:
> The parameters are that I need an appliance-sized device that will go 
> in a small cabinet.  A ?Linux PC? is out of the question.  This is a 
> specific query in regards to hardware appliances, and the smaller the 
> better.

There's always the likes of a Raspberry Pi.  With a USB ethernet dongle, 
even the older models will easily handle typical non-gigabit internet 
speeds.  (The RPi4 will handle full-rate gigabit on multiple 
interfaces in case you actually need that bandwidth..)

And since it's bog-stock Linux (usually Debian), a RPi solution will 
have the advantage of being supported pretty much forever, unlike any 
commercial firewall appliance.

 - Solomon
Solomon Peachy			      pizza at shaftnet dot org (email&xmpp)
                                      @pizza:shaftnet dot org   (matrix)
High Springs, FL                      speachy (freenode)
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