This is excellent work; I especially appreciate your superb documentation.
Being in a similar situation myself; I've been thinking about a similar low-budget/high-WAF build. I'm currently trying to decide whether I should base my build off Winterfell boards or if I should go with Dell C8220 or...
It looks like these boards are what is/was used in the ASRock Rack 3U8G-C612 GPU server that was reviewed on the main site back in 2015.
While looking for something entirely unrelated I ran across a listing for a 32 port 40GbE Dell Force10 Z9000 switch for $250 (plus, shipping), which seems like a pretty damn good price.
Dell Force10 Z-Series Z9000 (Z900-AC) Switch 32 x 40 Gigabit QSFP+ NO PSU | eBay $249.99 OBO
Technically the Windmill v2 is a specification, not a specific machine. Quanta and Wiwynn each manufactured machines that conformed to the Windmill v2 spec, the Quanta Rackgo X F03C and Wiwynn SV7210.
Facebook server Intel Xeon motherboard v2 (aka Windmill)...
I had a thought, there's at least one mezzanine card that's largely passive, the MXM mezzanine adapter board (HP p/n 583496-001). Since MXM is an open standard the pinout is widely available. So, with the aid of a multimeter, a decent pair of probes, and a substantial amount of persistence it...
Kent Overstreet, the original developer of the bcache block caching system for Linux, has been developing bcachefs which he refers to as "The COW filesystem for Linux that won't eat your data" for awhile now and I was curious if anyone has had a chance to give it a spin.
I've been running Btrfs...
There are quite a few public recursive DNS providers these days; what do you use?
Quad9 (IBM, PCH, et al.)
Norton ConnectSafe (Symantec)
Or, maybe you use something a bit more esoteric.
I'd be interested to hear what people around here think about the recent comments from Jim Thompson (CTO of Netgate and core pfSense team member).
Possible Malware on pre-installed 3rd party pfSense Hardware • r/PFSENSE
At least in the Linux world multiseat is generally considered to be the more appropriate term for a system that allows for multiple users to be logged in concurrently using local displays, keyboards, mice, and whatnot. The term multihead is generally reserved for a system where multiple displays...