Current best hardware for reasonable VPN and no fan?

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TrevorNoah
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Current best hardware for reasonable VPN and no fan?

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I have a 320Mbit/s fibre connection at home, and would like to be able to use it all for VPN capability as I tend to move large VMs between home and datacentre.

However, I don't want to have a hot, noisy PC running my pfsense. Hardware is evolving all the time, so i'd like to know what's the current view on what CPU I should be aiming for to get the most out of my VPN connection whilst hopefully running a fanless pre-built box?

I don't necessarily only need suggestions for current pfsense hardware, I'd like to know what CPUs would hit that performance spot (and what won't!) and what I should be looking for in terms of crypto hardware to aid me. It doesn't matter whether it's IPSec or OpenVPN as I can run either.

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Re: Current best hardware for reasonable VPN and no fan?

Post by tamir »

Although Linux mint is the only fully supported distribution for the fitlet2, there are customers reports it works well with it.
Perhaps you could consult the pfsense community via:
https://forum.netgate.com/

Also, there are threads over pfsense configuration for the fitlet2. A short search in here resulted the the following:
https://fit-pc.com/forum/viewtopic.php? ... nse#p21743

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