[talk] So Netgate bails on FreeBSD
mark.saad at ymail.com
Wed May 23 16:23:05 EDT 2018
> On May 23, 2018, at 4:09 PM, Pete Wright <pete at nomadlogic.org> wrote:
>> On 05/23/2018 13:04, Mark Saad wrote:
>> I like opnsense, I moved my office off pfsense to opnsense about 24 months ago and it’s been good .
>> They do not have a complete rest api yet but it’s been easier t deal with opnsense for various uses.
>> Also as someone who uses both FreeBSD and pfsense in a large corporation, the irrational belief that Linux is better at something ; just because it’s Linux , is rampant .
>> As to Jim’s site where they say tnsr will do 10g and beyond. I am already doing it and it didn’t require a strange setup to get there . But hey bullshit sells .
> man this is rough - i know jim can be crusty at times, but i've been happy with pfsense for ages despite some design choices i wouldn't have made.
> i'm confused as to if/why centos-7 is only supported platform. centos is not something i'd ever want to run as a router or firewall - even if i had to run linux a rhel variant would be beyond my last choice.
So tnsr is using a fairly exotic kernel bypass setup called vpp or vector packet processing . It builds on top of intel’s dpdk or data plane development kit. While not binary per say they were developed targeting Linux and using “ohh look at this new shiny kernel feature of .. in Linux “ .
> my bet is that this setup requires some sketchy binary blobs from a hardware vendor which only supports centos...which makes it even worse in my eyes :(
Netgate did a talk at bsdcan? About their work on vpp and dpdk on FreeBSD . But if memory serves me Jim is on this list .
Jim what’s the deal ?
> Pete Wright
> pete at nomadlogic.org
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