[talk] Ike try bsdrp in place of pfsense

George Neville-Neil gnn at neville-neil.com
Thu Nov 6 00:34:00 EST 2014

On 5 Nov 2014, at 21:28, Mark Saad wrote:

>> On Nov 6, 2014, at 12:15 AM, George Neville-Neil 
>> <gnn at neville-neil.com> wrote:
>>> On 5 Nov 2014, at 21:10, Mark Saad wrote:
>>> Ike
>>> Like I said in your talk try bsdrp . It's 10-stable before 10.1 . 
>>> You can roll your own bits as needed .
>>> http://sourceforge.net/projects/bsdrp/files/BSD_Router_Project/1.52/
>> BTW The next pfSense is based on FreeBSD 10.
> Gnn are you using the newer pfsense ? If so on what hardware ? What 
> has your experience been like ?

Stating up front: I am hacking on pfSense (actually FreeBSD with PF) for 
the NetGate folks.

I have not deployed it in a production environment but the performance 
of 10 over 8
(which is pfSense 2.2 vs. 2.1.5) in the lab shows a marked improvement.

If you want to see the raw numbers from my work with packet filters on 
you can track the gvnn3/netperf project on github.  The work is all 
by Rubicon Communications which is the company that's doing all that 

I'll be putting more tests and results up in that project.


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