On Tue, Jun 13, 2006 at 09:49:58PM -0700, david davidson wrote:
> Ahh. So pfSense is not well tested yet... I see.
Anecdotally (personally; caveat: I'm not a power user)
pfsense is just as stable as m0n0 (I run it on wrap).
> Hmm... WLAN seems like a pretty basic basic
> requirement for a SOHO FW/router combo. (?)
> What about a hardware crypto helper?
I run my wrap with a soekris mini-pci crypto accelerator.
Overkill on my residential ADSL line, but I like low
> I realize the BSD and Linux are different, but I have
> a very limited understanding of the differences.
Very different. Notice that pfsense uses pf, just as OpenBSD
(and now NetBSD).
> From a technical perspective, what are the various
> pros and cons of BSD vs. Linux in the context of a
> m0n0/pf/ipcop kind of project?
I would suggest to run *BSD on your firewall, just for
diversity's sake. Also, the track shows *BSD has fewer
If you run a rare system, a secure system, on weird hardware,
you've got about all of your bases covered but not knowing
what you're doing.
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