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FreeBSD on PCEngines' APU provides small yet reasonably powerful embedded amd64 boxes entitled the APU. The new version is the APU2, which now includes three Intel Pro/1000 network interfaces, is a worthwhile replacement for a huge array of network funcationality.

Small servers are useful particularly for security purposes. Instead of sharing resources for multiple purposes on a single server, which uses the same internal clock, the same entropy pool, RAM, etc., the devices are physically separated, which minimizes compromise between systems.

/boot/loader.conf 115200

freebsd-update but doesn't respect /etc/src.conf

ports for customization

tmpfs for /tmp

trim and soft-deps but no journaling

en/freebsd_on_pcengines_apu.txt · Last modified: 2018/01/31 22:13 by gman999