[rescue] Netra as a router/firewall for home use

Lionel Peterson lionel4287 at verizon.net
Sun Mar 9 22:20:53 CDT 2008

>From: Michael-John Turner <mj at turner.org.za>
>Date: 2008/03/09 Sun PM 07:54:02 CDT
>To: The Rescue List <rescue at sunhelp.org>
>Subject: Re: [rescue] Netra as a router/firewall for home use

>On Sun, Mar 09, 2008 at 06:15:37PM -0400, Phil Stracchino wrote:
>> In the past, OpenBSD's hme driver has been buggy.  That may be fixed now.  
>> As long as I avoided the hme, though, I've never had problems with multiple 
>> NICs under OpenBSD.  My firewall/router box is an Ultra5 with four NICs 
>> running OpenBSD, and it Just Works.
>As a matter of interest, what performance do you get out of the U5? My
>NetBSD/sparc64-running U1 is starting to take some strain since I upgraded
>my ADSL connection. My connection is 'up to 24Mbps' and I normally sync at
>around 14.5Mbps downstream, but the U1 only manages arond 1.2MB/s if I'm
>lucky. My grotty Thomson modem/router manages around 1.5-1.6MB/s, but I'd
>prefer to use my own firewall/router running NetBSD with pf.
>FWIW, the U1 is a 170E with onboard hme and SBus qfe.

If you want to super-size that box with a U2 chassis, let me know - I've got 
extra and you could transplant all your bits into the Ultra 2.

If interested, please contact me off-list - we're talking shipping + a couple 
bucks for the CPUs.


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