[rescue] Good SOHO router for ASDL? (was: what is this traffic?)

Phil Stracchino phils at caerllewys.net
Wed Nov 4 07:10:10 CST 2015

On 11/04/15 08:04, microcode at zoho.com wrote:
> On Wed, Nov 04, 2015 at 07:28:20AM -0500, Steve Haavik wrote:
>> I've run monowall and now pfSense (https://www.pfsense.org/download/) at
>> work for years. I've been unimpressed by all of the consumer grade
>> firewall/routers that I've tried. My previous router at home was requiring
>> reboots every month or so. I've since moved and Verizon replaced it with a
>> new one that I'm expecting will have the same problem (starts choking
>> traffic until it gets rebooted) in a year or two.
> My wife already agreed to pay a couple bucks a month for a replacement
> router since the telco agreed to juggle the package so it works out
> microscopically cheaper than it was. I'll have to see what we get but I
> don't think it is a name brand.
> I do have a few boxes that would work great as routers but I couldn't stand
> the noise or the heat. Are you guys using affordable non-deafening
> cool-running hardware or are you comparing rack servers with consumer stuff?

I'm using a Ubiquiti Networks EdgeRouter 5 with Shorewall and Squid
installed.  It has two packet-optimized MIPS64 cores, I forget how much
RAM, runs Ubiquiti's EdgeOS which is a fork of Vyatta which is in turn
based off of Debian Linux, operates completely silently, draws 8W, and
Just Works.

  Phil Stracchino
  Babylon Communications
  phils at caerllewys.net
  phil at co.ordinate.org
  Landline: 603.293.8485

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