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    Appliance type machines

    I'm looking for appliance type machines to install things like a webserver or firewall or nac on.

    Just a small featureless box with several network ports.

    I suppose some of the mini-itx book style stuff qualifies for what I'm looking for.

    Ben

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    Re: Appliance type machines

    I just make a frankenbox our of our junk pile for projects like these. However lately, I've been relying on VMWare server instead.

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    Re: Appliance type machines

    Depends how small you want - I like the Lex book PCs, though they can be slightly hard to source.
    http://www.mini-itx.com/ used to carry them I think.

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    Re: Appliance type machines

    My personal favourite site for mini pc's is http://www.lin-itx.com.

    Lots of good products on there.

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    Re: Appliance type machines

    Quote Originally Posted by localzuk
    Dead link

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    Re: Appliance type machines

    It's http://www.linitx.com/, no hypen

    I recently bought a fanless dual gigabit LAN Jetway board from them, very impressed

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    Re: Appliance type machines

    Oops, sorry - that'll teach me for doing it from memory

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    Re: Appliance type machines

    http://linitx.com/product_info.php?c...oducts_id=1514

    That's the one I was talking about - used 5 or 6 of these and they are really reliable

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    Re: Appliance type machines

    You could also try some of the mini pc's from these guys:

    http://www.stealthcomputer.com/littlepc.htm
    or
    http://www.littlepc.com/

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    Re: Appliance type machines

    Quote Originally Posted by webman
    It's http://www.linitx.com/, no hypen

    I recently bought a fanless dual gigabit LAN Jetway board from them, very impressed
    http://www.linitx.com/

    No comma either on the link either :P

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    Re: Appliance type machines

    Lol, damn my proper use of English language punctuation

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    Re: Appliance type machines

    Quote Originally Posted by webman
    Lol, damn my proper use of English language punctuation
    You should know that is frowned upon around here......

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    Re: Appliance type machines

    Oh but of coarse

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    Re: Appliance type machines

    Oh god...a pun...great.

    But...actually not frowned upon in geekdom as RMS (Richard Stallman) has "punning" as a hobby. (or something to that effect......)

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