Silvan, I would highly recommend pcengines.ch instead. They are quickly available (usually shipped the next day after ordering) from a Swiss store, and so far they are the cheapest linux boxes that I could find. I'm using them exactly for the same purpose - as ssh jumphosts :)
http://linux.voyage.hk/ is a flavor of Debian specifically tailored for these boxes. It mounts the root in read-only mode by default, so your CF storage is written only when needed.
>________________________________ > From: Silvan M. Gebhardt <gebhardt@open...> >To: swinog@swin... >Sent: Thursday, May 31, 2012 11:10 PM >Subject: [swinog] hosting for 1 powersupply with lan port > > >Hi Swinogers, > > > > >I'm currently thinking about deploying a Sheevaplug or similar with mosh (http://mosh.mit.edu) as a login jumphost since I am several hours in mobile mode every day and I need a space outside of my network to host a *jump host* > > > > >please contact me offlist and offer me housing for something like that: http://www.plugcomputer.eu/ > > >All I am taking up is some bandwith (expected bandwith in average probably 1mbit max, half of it for keepalives for outbound vpn tunnels, >Power consumption apparently less than 10watts. > > >Need v6 and v4 connection, 1 IP each, public, not firewalled, 1 Plug in the power strip > > > > > >Since this is a rather non-standard thing I'm looking for, but I need it in a datacenter outside my infrastructure, I thought it's best to ask here. > > >Btw, for anyone experienced already or looking into mosh, looking forward for exchange here > > > > > > >Good Evening! > > >Silvan > >_______________________________________________ >swinog mailing list >swinog@list... >http://lists.swinog.ch/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/swinog > > >