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Re: (OT-ish) NIC Recommendation
I recommend the DLINK DFE-530TX for single port NICs, and the 570-TX for
quad interfaces. I have used both extensively for firewalls.
Don't suspect your friends -- turn them in!
On Sat, 20 Jan 2001, Kit Halsted wrote:
> So, the ad agency where I work during the day has *finally* decided
> to put a firewall between their LAN & the Internet. Next thing you
> know, they'll start changing passwords when they fire people...
> Anyway, I'm pushing for an OpenBSD firewall solution, mostly because
> I don't trust black-box solutions & I'm likely to get stuck with a
> SonicWall. I'm pretty sure of myself for most of the hardware choices
> (440BX board, 300-350MHz PII, 128MB RAM, whatever video), but I'm not
> sure what to do about the NICs.
> I'm not sure at this point what's going to be internal & what's going
> to be in the DMZ, so I want to prepare for pumping 100BaseTX through
> this box. My Dayna BlueStreak has done me well in my box at home, so
> I was planning to get a couple of 21x4x-based cards, but I can't find
> any. I've been bitten by problems with 3c905 cards before, so I don't
> want to deal with those, & I'm not clear on which Intel cards work &
> which don't. My question to the list, then, is this:
> If you were going to build an OpenBSD firewall from parts available
> new today, what NICs would you choose?
> I've got another question as well. I'm building a $500 box that will
> probably function better than the $2000 alternatives, but if I build
> it like I built my box at home the people who're paying for it won't
> be impressed. I need to put it in a cool case, preferably something
> black & intimidating.
> Does anybody know where I can get a scary-looking ATX midtower?