I discovered a new board that is even more suitable for plipbox than the Arduino: Itâ€™s called the AVR-NET-IO and is available from german electronics distributor Pollin. Its fairly cheap (20 EUR for the kit) and you can also buy it pre-assembled (28 EUR). It contains all things we need: an AVR ATmega32, the right ethernet chip (ENC 28j60) and even the DB 25 connector for the parallel port of the Amiga!
Only a single wire is missing to make it fully compatible to plipbox. But you can add this one easilyâ€¦
I added support for this board to the firmware and with v0.2 I ship a new firmware image just for this boardâ€¦ Besides adding the new board nothing has changed in this release. So Arduino users can still stay at v0.1 without any drawbacks.