Hardware recommendations for a Debian version of IPCop
My question is what m/bs are well supported by Debian, that can support
the following requirements comfortably?
I'd like to build a pure(-ish) Debian (stable) firewall/router that
duplicates much of the functionality of IPCop:-
To run a web interface (licence allowing, borrowed from IPCop OR using
webmin) dhcp and ntp server, wondershaper, dyndns (or tinydyndns),
snort, squid, apt-cache, shorewall, OpenVPN/StrongSWAN (or Hamachi if
Mojako improves) and very little else.
mini or micro m/b format (low-power), two+ USB 2.0 ports, serial port,
three NICs (or 1 built-in +2 pci slots), not fussed about drive support
(IDE, PATA, SATA, SDcard, don't care), bonus points for *no* built-in
video or sound.
The current box exceeds the minimum requirements for IPCop - but chugs
with UpdateAccellerator, and, chokes with caching.
I'm tired of not having usb_modeswitch to support USB UMTS
devices, would like to be able to deal with IPv6 when using dual-stack
ISPs that support it, and definitely prefer a modern version of snort.
NOTES: I'm after reliability so scratch FitPC and other mini-toasters,
unless they can to run reliably for several years without failure. I'd
rather have an overpowered device that underpowered. IPCop is a great
project - just no longer satisfies my needs.
Cheers, and thanks in anticipation
What did moths bump into before the electric light bulb was invented?
Boy, the lightbulb really screwed the moth up didn't it? Are there moths
on their way to the sun now going, "It's gonna be worth it!"
~ Bill Hicks