[nycbug-talk] soho router options (soekris?)

Charles Sprickman spork
Wed Jan 26 13:02:12 EST 2005

On Tue, 25 Jan 2005, Marc Spitzer wrote:

> Since things have quited down here, let me pour gas on the coals:
> We should use NetBSD for the OS and not OpenBSD and here is why:

That's an interesting idea...  My best guess is that this list is mainly 
freebsd users with a sprinkling of openbsd users and just about no NetBSD 
users.  That's kind of sad considering the number of NYC folks on the Net 
team...  Anyhow it sounds very interesting.  I've been meaning to play 
with NetBSD again (haven't used it since 0.9).

Any NetBSD folks here?

Anyone want to give a quick market-speak rundown on XEN?  I know you need 
a specific OS port to make it work, but I'm unsure if a Linux "host" is 
required or not and what kind of resource allocation control the host OS 
has over the guests.

I'm all for your idea.  I'd rather learn NetBSD than some distro-du-jour.


> 1: ease of development, XEN allows us to do qa work on 1 computer and
> you do not have to buy a soukris box to do it, or have it handy when
> you can work on it.
> 2: Of the big 3 BSD's it is the one with the most design time on being embeded
> 3: There are several very good NetBSD people in NYC, it might come in handy
> 4: carp is just not an issue, If you have that much need of up time
> then you need a support contract and multple lines in from different
> providers.
> marc
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