[ILUG] hardware hackers -- DIMM-sized linux box (fwd)
jm at jmason.org
Mon May 10 17:50:47 IST 2004
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Bryan O'Donoghue writes:
> Christian van den Bosch wrote:
> > Martin List-Petersen wrote:
> >> That is the same the pcengines boards mainly are designed for: router
> >> and access point. I don't favour the soekris boards that much because
> >> most of them are "under powered". The 486 based cpu's don't have enough
> >> cpu power in my experience.
> > They do the job nicely for us in Corkwan - I'll concede if we were
> > running IPSEC or something it might be another story, though our
> > upstream bandwidth would probably limit us before CPU did. Soekris do
> > offer hardware encryption boards anyway :)
> Wait a sec : Paranoia.
> Didn't somebody claim recently on the list that the Department of Foreign
> Affairs had been supplied with Hardware encryption boards, which had a tidy
> little backdoor for the NSA, to snoop through recently?
Nah, that was a *looong* time ago. That was in the 80's.
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