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