[rescue] Netra as a router/firewall for home use
ssandau at gwi.net
Sun Mar 9 17:26:01 CDT 2008
>> I've recently accquired a couple Netras, and was contemplating using
>> one as
>> a firewall/router to replace my long suffering Linksys BEFW11S4.
>> Anyone have thoughts/suggestions/warnings I should heed?
> I have had problems getting OpenBSD to work well with dual NICs. This
> may have changed as I last tested with an Ultra2 that had 2 hme's .
I have used OBSD 3.8 through 4.2 (currently) on SS4s, 5s and 10s with
quad ethernet cards and have seen no NIC problems. The only problems I
have are with the Verizon DSL and cable network, and I don't think they
are related to the Sun hardware at all. I saw the same kinds of problems
with OBSD on an x86 box.
When I had my old job, I had a SPARC hardware on either end of a VPN
link that extended my home network to my office. I had no problems with
the hardware, only with the cable company's network. My connection to
home was more reliable than the office's corporate Internet connection.
Overall I have been *very* pleased with my OpenBSD-on-old-SPARC
firewalls and will continue to use them as long as I can.
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