[nycbug-talk] router/firewall recommendation ?

matt at atopia.net matt at atopia.net
Tue Dec 23 16:36:31 EST 2008

I second pfSense on a soekris. Worked nicely for us when we used m0n0wall to implement a university housing network. 


------Original Message------
From: George Rosamond
Sender: talk-bounces at lists.nycbug.org
To: Siobhan P. Lynch
ReplyTo: george at ceetonetechnology.com
Subject: Re: [nycbug-talk] router/firewall recommendation ?
Sent: Dec 23, 2008 16:32

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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