North Bay Linux Users’ Group

general meeting

Advantech FWA-660 Network Appliance

When: Tue January 08, 2008 07:30 PM to 09:00 PM

Speaker: Paul Stagnoli and Brian Davidson

Location: O'Reilly Media

Paul Stagnoli and Brian Davidson, of Exchange Bank, will be discussing hacking the Advantech FWA-660 network appliance. The FWA-660 specs include four Ethernet ports, a Celeron processor, up to 512 meg of ram, on-board USB and printer support, compact flash support, and a 30 gig hard drive.

Paul will demonstrate how to install Ubuntu server onto the box via PXE. Brian will discuss case mods he made to add USB and Printer support to the box.

The takeaway will be that beyond the pre-packaged solutions hitting the market, there are other viable options for creating a home “appliance” that can act as a router, firewall, and file server all in one small, yet reasonably powerful box.

Published Tue 08 January 2008 by Kyle Rankin