On Thu, Apr 25, 2013 at 4:19 PM, Robert Moskowitz <rgm(a)htt-consult.com> wrote:
I need to replace my Juniper SSG5 access gateway. I have outgrown
need more VLANs, more ports, more DHCP and RA than I can get. Also I want
to split fuctionality. I am looking for 3 boxes, plus one standby. I would
rather buy something cheap on ebay, but could go the DIY route. I want
longevity with Fedora on it (like 4 Years).
I figure that the WAN-facing box should have 2 WAN ethernets that will run
things like PPPoE through ISP provided bridges and at least 3 LAN
interfaces. The LAN-side boxes (2) will need 8 LAN interfaces (2 tied up in
the router network).
I've only seen devices with up to 4 etherenet ports but they are generally 1gb.
Is there reasonably prices hardware out there configured like this
ARM chip that will go forward beyond F18 (which I understand that F19 will
not support ARMv5 of my pogoplug?). Of course a stable RH/Centos distro in
the future would be great! (RHEL 7?)
Fedora will support ARMv7 going forward, there's been no statement
from Red Hat about intentions with future products related to ARM and
given this is a Fedora list I couldn't speculate.
Earlier here, I was pointed to the cubieboard for DIY. I would have
a 4 and 8 port (100Mb each) ethercard that is fully VLAN/routing addressable
for it. Plus case and etc.
You'd need something like the Openblocks AX3. It has up to 4 Gb ports
which you could bond together and VLAN up to get 8 ports of resilient
100Mb. You don't really get devices with multiple 100Mb LAN
connections now as it's generally given that most enterprise products
would prefer a single gig and trunk VLANs over it and then bond that