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- Subject: [SLUG] Guidance and Recommendations on Hardware + Distro
- From: "Gavin Tomlins" <gavint@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Thu, 24 Nov 2005 22:47:25 +1100
- Organization: Brain and Behaviour Centre
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my 8 port barricade
router is starting to misbehave badly, so I thought I would replace with a
The following are a
few questions regarding hardware acquisition and distro.
4. Budget is fairly
open to achieve the functionality
Topology/System Setup Summary
NSLU2 - Maxtor
Xbox #1 - 90% XBMC
streaming TV Series from a NSLU2/Maxtor OneTouch Combo
Xbox #2 - 80%
Games/XLink Kai/Streaming from a NSLU2/Maxtor OneTouch Combo
3 PCs + 2
Notebooks all XP
SMC Barricade Router
Print Server off
Telstra ISDN Stream
connectivity (external to neighbours and community)
- Telstra Bigpond
Cable - 'Unlimited/128k Up'
- Motorola Surfboard
- 10% online gaming
- WET/Xbox Xlink KAI
- 10% downloading TV
04. Print Server --
07. KAID daemon for
Question 1. Number
One or two small
boxes eg. #1 lower spec dedicated to routing/firewall functionality
eg. 600Mhz dual nic etc #2 running other daemons. Will a 1Ghz machine
handle the load with Asterisk going etc. Keeping it simple and not blurring
functionality and configurations?
Question 2. Number
Dual NIC or Triple
NIC? NIC to WAN, NIC to LAN, NIC to Wireless ? The traffic I get
on Wireless at the moment is negligible.
A one box
configuration http://www.elx.com.au/item/ELS4000 ?
I was thinking more of that configuration in the Morex case, don't know if this
is possible. I was looking for the 1.2Ghz Dual NIC combo
I liked the look of
the Hush Mini-ITX's but they seemed a fraction on the large
If a triple NIC is a
solution, any suggestions where to get one from in Oz?
or do I go with a
VENUS case etc. Any suggestions on alternatives to Morex etc. most
or Do I just go with
like a hardware specific router with embedded linux ?
(my linux skills are average, Win32 high)
All in one solution.
Small Box one -
Small Box two -
The biggest problem
I see is the Asterisk integration. Do I install Asterisk @ home, install other
daemons to do task or Start from basics and just manual install everything
and stuff around with configuration
** The NSLU is a
brilliant little device, but the network file transfer throughput is a bit
wanting. I was considering choosing a min-itx housing solution that could take a
3.5" HDD, but I'm thinking an external enclosure still might be
** Stating the
obvious. The VOIP is to replace two Telstra lines and hopefully cut down comms
costs etc. hopefully allowing voice-mail and fax storage.
Any suggestions or
comments on the above would be greatly appreciated.