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

microcode at zoho.com microcode at zoho.com
Wed Nov 4 07:24:15 CST 2015

That looks pretty darned good although it's way more than I can spend on
this. If the new one we just overpaid for doesn't work out I'll maybe look
into the EdgeRouter Lite version with 3 ports. Very quickly it looks like it
would be more than satisfactory.

Thanks for the suggestion.

On Wed, Nov 04, 2015 at 08:10:10AM -0500, Phil Stracchino wrote:
> 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.

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