3 Replies Latest reply on Jan 16, 2016 8:01 PM by c0op3r

    intel nuc as a firewall? extra nics

    leonardz

      I have a 10 year old dell tower running openbsd as a firewall. It has 4 gige ports. I would like to replace it with a NUC which meets all but 1 critical requirement.

       

      Cpu,ram and disk are adequate in the new skylake NUC6I5 : but I require 4, or at a bare minimum at least 3 total gigabit network ports. As I read the specs there are 2 problems:

       

      1 no pcie slot for multiport nic card

      2 no way to expose nic ports external to case to plugin

       

      So: am I correct in 1 and I require a different motherboard to have a separate pcie connected multiport nic card?

       

      If 1 is incorrect, are there cases that would accomodate the extra nic ports exposed to the outside?

       

      Thank you.