tiny firewall boxes

Robert Brockway robert-5LEc/6Zm6xCUd8a0hrldnti2O/JbrIOy at public.gmane.org
Mon Jul 13 22:13:33 UTC 2009

On Mon, 13 Jul 2009, Lennart Sorensen wrote:

> Tiny tends to make it expensive.  The cheapest way to build a firewall
> is to go buy a used PC (like a P3/P4 level machine) for $100 or so,
> or find one given away fo free.  Still much more capable and powerful
> than any linksys box.

I use this approach all the time.  If the box can boot USB then you can do 
without a HDD.  This cuts down the noise, power consumption and reduces 
the liklihood of a h/w failure.



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