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    Smoothwall Express Applicence

    Hi,

    I have seen these little firewall applicences:

    LinITX.com - LinITX ALIX 2D2 LX800 (2NIC+USB) m0n0wall Firewall Kit
    LinITX.com - LinITX ALIX 2D3 LX800 (3NIC+USB) pfSense Firewall Kit

    Does anyone know any equivilents that support Smoothwall Express please?

    Somthing like this will probably be an overkill and also this will be living in Australia in a room with no aircon so i would like it not to produce allot of heat. LinITX.com - FX5624 Intel Celeron-M 600MHz 6 NIC Firewall/Router Platform - 2xGigaLAN + 4x10/100

    If anyone knows of anything please do let me know

    Thanks

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    Both of those systems you linked are just x86 systems, so I don't see why you couldn't get Smoothwall Express on them.

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    have a look at the HCL on the official SWE forums: community.smoothwall.org • View forum - Hardware Compatibility List

    Also the swe team recently bumped the kernel to 2.6.32 (with Ubuntu 10.4 LTS patches) with update 8 (and the SP3 ISO which includes update 8) which should improve the driver support.

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    Thanks for the replies. I would like something that i know works. I dont want to start having to put more drivers in etc as i am just useless with linux.

    Thanks

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    AFAIK they do work - Dan and Lyndon I believe use units like that, but it needed a spot of tinkering i think.

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    @FN-GM if you don't mind a little more power draw, you could go for a basic mini-ITX system in a fanless case and use Compact Flash to boot off. I run a mini-ITX system and it was dead simple to set up. The only thing you might struggle with is the number of NICs but that will depend upon your specific requirements.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tom_newton View Post
    AFAIK they do work - Dan and Lyndon I believe use units like that, but it needed a spot of tinkering i think.
    Its the tinkering i am not very confident with

    Quote Originally Posted by Ric_ View Post
    @FN-GM if you don't mind a little more power draw, you could go for a basic mini-ITX system in a fanless case and use Compact Flash to boot off. I run a mini-ITX system and it was dead simple to set up. The only thing you might struggle with is the number of NICs but that will depend upon your specific requirements.
    Did it just work please or did you have to mess about? Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by FN-GM View Post
    Did it just work please or did you have to mess about? Thanks
    It just worked... the chipsets are generally quite boring so it is just like a plain PC.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ric_ View Post
    It just worked... the chipsets are generally quite boring so it is just like a plain PC.
    Cheers @Ric_ which one do you have please?

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    IIRC it's a Via C7 min-ITX board... it's a few years old now but it has always worked well.

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