[kwlug-disc] IPCop (and friends) vs hardware router

Cedric Puddy cedric at thinkers.org
Fri Jun 19 13:17:18 EDT 2009


On 18-Jun-09, at 5:28 AM, Paul Nijjar wrote:

> On Wed, Jun 17, 2009 at 11:43:45PM -0400, Kiwi Ssennyonjo wrote:
>> The choice is simple and clear in my opinion. Pfsense is your  
>> appliance
>> It will do everything on your list and more.
>>
>
> Holy cow. Why didn't I download this 10 minutes after your KWLUG
> presentation?

Hi Paul,

There are folks who sell embedded-style hardware explicitly designed  
to run pfSense.

I've got clients that went and found such things ... I can't remember  
an exact vendor, but if you go looking and have trouble finding  
suitable devices online, let me know and I'll go find out what my  
client bought.

-Cedric


> No doubt I'm going to run into roadblocks. But at this point it looks
> like I am kicking IPCop to the curb. (Sorry, Linux.)
>
> I am still curious to know how a hardware router with open firmware
> would measure up. It would be nice to replace a big desktop computer
> with a cute router box. But I have a feeling that Bill's comments
> sbout processing limits will come into play even for our relatively
> small network.
>
> - Paul
>
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