[nycbug-talk] router/firewall recommendation ?

George Rosamond george at ceetonetechnology.com
Tue Dec 23 16:32:09 EST 2008

Siobhan P. Lynch wrote:
> If you go that direction, theres any one of the BSD's - Open and Free 
> coming to mind, but Free, because you can use a combination of pf, ipfw, 
> and ipf if need be to implement all kinds of wacky stuff *laugh*
> -Trish

(gman halting the top-posting)

+1 on pfsense on a soekris or pcengines alix board.

Simple, easy to manage, hard to break.

Scalable if you need it. . .

Sure, using pf (or ipf, ipfw) on a regular box on a regular full bsd 
makes sense in a many contexts, the reality is that for the vast 
majority of installs, pfsense more than sufficient.

There's times we've gone each of the two different routes, and it always 
depends on numerous questions.

But for 3-5 users, as JV stated initially, pfsense is gold.


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