Sorry for the simplicity of my question, just signed up to the mailing list.  I have a custom solution that I’m trying to spec out looking for suggestions.  Hoping someone finds this interesting enough to respond.

 

I’ve been pouring over embedded technology, then came across this gumstix gem…

 

Can anyone recommend hardware to use with the following requirements.  In (brackes are my guesses at the hardware I need)

 

Battery Powered (battery board gumstick available?)

Dual Gig or 10/100 NIC (Two NIC boards)

Running Linux 2.6  (Standard?)

I think I need a relay board, do they exist?

 

Enough processing power to run a packet sniffer and capture everything but not kill the batteries in 10 minutes.

Enough memory - how much memory is available for maximum upgrade? Ring buffer running packet sniffer capturing all network data over time.

 

Any input or feedback would be appreciated.

 

Thanks

Mike