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Re: Climate Protection / Re: recommended router plattform

Herman Robak wrote:
On Fri, 26 Oct 2007 17:27:56 +0200, RalfGesellensetter <rgx@gmx.de> wrote:

- buy a dedicated internet router (approx. 20 Euro)

 In terms of energy consumption special purpose routers are
much better than generic PCs.  Only the extremely low-power
PCs (mini-ITX from VIA comes to mind) can compete there.

but you have to factor in the cost to the environment of new materials and energy use during manufacture and shipping, possibly plus the disposal of the old PC which isn't broken yet.

Perhaps the school should continue to use its existing firewall, but if it doesn't have one, buy a dedicated box.

On the other hand, a custom skolelinux firewall, with built in content filtering and vpn, sounds attractive. Does Debian Edu have the person-power to maintain such a distro?


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