Re: [nslu2-linux] Re: Internet gateway + LDAP authentication + NSLU2 ? is this possible?
- Have a look at the OpenWrt table of hardware wiki, and choose a device
that runs OpenWrt well, has multiple network ports, and either an
in-built hard disk or a USB port. The Fonera2 also fits your
I personally use a Freecom FSG-3 (64MB ram, running OpenWrt) with the
internal hard disk replaced with a usb hub and flash stick for my
internet gateway, a QNAP TS-409 (4 disk raid, running Debian) for my
fileserver, and a couple of NSLU2s (running SlugOS completely in flash)
for my bluetooth access points at home and work.
> Thanks Scott for your reply. What other low-powered cheap devices would
> you recommend?
> For the task I could easily use an old computer, but electricity costs
> money, and PCs aren't an example of power efficiency (especially old
> I thought of the NSLU2 in the first place, because I really love these
> machines... cheap, reliable and a strong comunity support. OK these are
> the main reasons for everyone!
> --- In email@example.com, "Scott Ruckh" <sruckh@...> wrote:
>> This is what you said alx.gonc
>>> Hi all,
>>> I've been using the NSLU for some tasks (small asterisk server,
>>> server) and now I to implement the following:
>>> A NSLU2 based machine with an USB network card having the following
>>> - Firewall and NAT (iptables will do the job)
>>> - User authentication (the user's information is stored in a LDAP
>>> - Give permissions to access to the internet based on URL, for
>>> - Produce a small log
>>> - If possible a nice web interface
>>> Any ideias of how this could be implemented? or am I dreaming??
>> I am not sure an NSLU2 has enough horse power, but the de-facto on
>> platforms is using SQUID (for web caching, proxy server, LDAP
>> plus more...) and then using your favorite web content filtering
> program (ie.,
>> With only 32MB of RAM I am not sure this type of configuration is
> where the
>> NSLU2 shines.
>> It might be time to consider something with more memory. There are
>> low-powered cheap devices available that would be better suited for
> the task.
>> Although I can't say I have ever tried it on an NSLU2, so it is just a
>> theoretical opinion that the NSLU2 would not be the best for the job
> at hand.
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