[svlug] Small Cisco Linux Box

Mark Weisler mark at weisler-saratoga-ca.us
Thu Apr 3 12:41:52 PST 2008

On Thursday 03 April 2008 06:40:47 am Daniel Gimpelevich wrote:
> On Tue, 01 Apr 2008 20:51:44 -0800, Marco Walther wrote:
> > On Tuesday 01 April 2008 16:36, Eisenberg, J. David wrote:
> >> There's a group in southern california that specializes in very small
> >> linux boxes; at SCALE they had one from Cisco (I think) that costs a
> >> fairly small amount, and is very compact. Does anyone have any info
> >> about that, or the group's web site?
> >
> > Do you mean the Cisco/Linksys WRT54GL ?
> >
> > http://www.linksys.com/servlet/Satellite?c=L_Product_C2&childpagename=US%
> >2FLayout&cid=1133202177241&pagename=Linksys%2FCommon%2FVisitorWrapper&lid=
> >7724139789B06
> >
> > It can be flashed with different Linux based systems;-)
> >
> > http://openwrt.org/ for one and there are others;-)
> >
> > I'm running Ubuntu on an appleTV, it fits the `small' (form factor) but
> > it's not as cheap;-) But that's already almost a PC;-)
> The SCALE booth Marco is thinking of were these guys:
> http://www.nslu2-linux.org/
> I did not see Marco at SCALE, so I'm guessing he was not aware of the
> multitude of hardware vendors exhibiting things which may or may not fit
> the description you provided, minus the Cisco label. I don't recall
> anything specifically labeled "Cisco" there fitting that description as
> opposed to "Linksys," but the above-mentioned booth, in addition to the
> NetBSD booth (which was displaying a Soekris board, which fits your
> description better), were the most obvious examples. There was also the
> following booth, which displayed no such thing, but announced that
> something similar (in form factor) may be forthcoming:
> http://www.zareason.com/
> Your initial post was not clear on your intended use of such a system, so
> we're all just guessing how best to answer your question, BTW.
Daniel mentioned the Soekris boards, one of my favorites.
And a good place to shop for them and other smaller computers and wireless 
gear is...

Mark Weisler 
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