Does Ipfire work with Fujitsu Esprimo Q920?

Dear all,
I would like to run Ipfire on a Fujitsu Esprimo Q920 (Intel Core i5, 200 GB SSD). The Q920 only has one LAN Port, so I would like to use a USB to LAN Adapter for the second lan port.

Is there anybody who can give me a hint if this should work?

Thanks in advance,
Christian :slight_smile:

Hey Christian,

yes it will run. But long-term you should consider to change the hardware for something else.

A USB adapter has a lot more overhead and will add latency to your network. Depending on where you are going to deploy this, the i5 might be oversized and burn through a lot of energy.

Thanks a lot for your quick reply, Michael! I did not buy the Q920 yet, so I am flexible in purchasing something else. What IP-Fire Hardware would you recommend for the following scenario?

Thank you!

Any reason the DMZ is not behind the firewall?

Depending on bandwidth I would recommend the IPFire Mini Appliance.

Disclaimer: I sell those :slight_smile: and I like them :slight_smile:

The DMZ is behind the Cisco Firewall, LAN is behind the IpFire. I know IpFire also supports DMZ with a third NIC, but if an intruder hacks one machine he shouldn´t have access to everything, DMZ and LAN. Or am I thinking in a wrong way?

Can you provide me a link to your Mini Appliance?

Thanks :slight_smile:

In theory yes. You are just making things like QoS in IPFire unusable because IPFire won’t see all data that is going out to the Internet any more. I have no idea how good Cisco’s QoS is.

Just send an email to for more details :slight_smile:


Thank you :slight_smile:

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