- Feb 13, 2010
How is handled the eval board's ethernet ?
You might want to look at a Ubiquiti Edgerouter-X or Edgerouter-X SFP - Wikidevi - not sure if it meets your needs re: switching, or indeed throughput, but I'm quite tempted. I too have looked at the ClearFog. I'm looking for something I can use as a Firewall that has multiple GigE LANS, so I can physically isolate some semi-trusted bits of kit and wire up some switches to provide coverage that WiFi won't through some almost completely radio-opaque walls. Of course, I want it to be cheap, run open software, not require fans for cooling, cope with GigE, and not use too much power.Such things don't quite exist, yet.Idea 5. (developing @Grench's router remark) The board should have three or more ethernet or SFP ports, which are wired directly to the SoCs ethernet interfaces, of which it hopefully has at least three.
I'm actually looking for a router. Turris Omnia peeks my interest, but the switch chip between the SoC and the mechanical ports annoys me - if only it could do link aggregation. And then I'm not eager to pay for the WiFi-mPCIe-cards, it comes preinstalled with - makes it a bit more expensive than what I was going to invest.
Then my gaze fell upon SolidRun's ClearFog Base with enclosure - $145 at their shop, but additional $40 for the only shipping option UPS. That brings it over the threshold for customs fee (€150), which applies before 19% import tax, which makes it much more expansive than $145. I'm kinda at an impass. Anyone commuting Israel-Berlin a lot?
It is connected through the internal USB interface used for LTE modem in the Pyra. So it just appears as an USB LAN interface instead of an USB WWAN interface. The kernel already has everything included so that you just need to connect a cable and maybe configure /etc/network/interfaces or ifconfig.How is handled the eval board's ethernet ?
I agree, more RAM is never a bad thing...unless we talk about the 2Gb to 4GB transition for the Pyra. That said, I have 'only' 8 Gbytes of RAM on my daily-driver PC, and my (bad) habit of leaving tabs open in Firefox means most of it is taken up by Firefox processes and Firefox 'bogs down' once more than about 80% of RAM is taken up.@Confuzzled Yeah, my requirements sound quite similar. I'll use a managed switch with more than enough ports to do the intranets separation. I want some link aggregation between the router's SoC and the dedicated switch to make kinda sure the bottleneck sits with the router, so only the latter will handle it, and to be able to route traffic between vlans through its firewall without much impact on internet traffic.
And, I want to have some queue management in place. According to openWRT's forums there's quite some compute power needed for that, which also scales nicely with the targeted bandwidth. And since I'd like to be set for a longer while (higher bandwidths provided by ISPs), I'd discard the Edgerouters.
I'd still prefer the ClearFog Base, but for better purchasebility I'm leaning towards PC Engine's apu4c4, for now. Don't know, if I need 4 GB of RAM in my router, but when there's a variant of anything packing more RAM available, one grabs that one, right?
It for sure uses the Letux kernel, although aTc has to enable a few extras like AUFS for the DBP system to work and such. I believe hns has his own LetuxOS, but this is different than PyraOS as aTc manages that. Although It just boils down to being just some flavo(u)r of Debian.From my understanding "PyraOS" is Letux, so you can