Recent Topics
Car Sales Scammers on Letgo
by ZZman
06/17/18 04:18 PM
Air shocks or Timbren for trailer towing ?
by Oldtom
06/17/18 04:10 PM
Which coil for a 2002 Focus Zetec?
by slacktide_bitog
06/17/18 04:07 PM
Blink -Roadside assistance, any experience?
by MoneyJohn
06/17/18 03:22 PM
Some garage art!
by ls1mike
06/17/18 03:12 PM
California Law
by PiperOne
06/17/18 02:37 PM
honda vs tyc a/c condenser?
by researcher
06/17/18 02:31 PM
To all the Fathers out there.
by rollinpete
06/17/18 01:37 PM
'14 Mercedes E350 Coupe - Castrol Edge 0w40
by FlyPenFly
06/17/18 01:08 PM
2007 Chrysler 4.0L SOHC engine - why 10w-30 req'd?
by 92saturnsl2
06/17/18 12:54 PM
you can see my crack when I dismount a tire
by eljefino
06/17/18 12:44 PM
Mobil 1 Synthetic LV ATF HP
by Cup of Joe
06/17/18 11:44 AM
Coolant Flush - '07 Pacifica 4.0L
by 92saturnsl2
06/17/18 11:34 AM
Pan Drop or Fluid Through Dipstick
by TheLawnRanger
06/17/18 11:32 AM
Recommended weight BMW 550i m- Sport
by WatsaDisplayName
06/17/18 11:16 AM
how to list truck specs
by red7404
06/17/18 11:08 AM
Dealer new car prep
by mclasser
06/17/18 09:36 AM
Older Desktop Question
by GrtArtiste
06/17/18 09:36 AM
Along for the ride
by onetwoothreee
06/17/18 09:05 AM
Very Disappointed With Flotool Strap Wrench.
by George7941
06/17/18 08:29 AM
Newest Members
omatik, revhappy, WatsaDisplayName, ielts247, Thefilterguy
65252 Registered Users
Who's Online
97 registered (4WD, A310, 2015_PSD, 87sammy, 9050lx, 77GrandPrix, 14 invisible), 1505 Guests and 34 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Stats
65252 Members
67 Forums
285476 Topics
4764375 Posts

Max Online: 3590 @ 01/24/17 08:07 PM
Donate to BITOG
Page 1 of 3 1 2 3 >
Topic Options
#4538192 - 10/09/17 03:34 PM PFSense home brew firewall/router
StevieC Offline


Registered: 08/21/08
Posts: 17116
Loc: Ontario, Canada
Who is using PFSense and who made their own box? I hear that the newer version of PFSense will require AES-NI capable CPU's and right now I have mine running on an old AMD Athalon X64 3000+ and want to build a new box, preferably ITX with dual NIC's on-board but this is negotiable.

Thoughts?
_________________________
'15 Dodge Journey - 90,000 KM's - SSO 5w20
'06 Hyundai Santa Fe - 535,000km - SSO 0w30 (R.I.P)

Top
#4538205 - 10/09/17 03:45 PM Re: PFSense home brew firewall/router [Re: StevieC]
OVERKILL Online   content


Registered: 04/28/08
Posts: 36412
Loc: Ontario, Canada
I've used it in the past, but not presently.

It's a very robust firewall solution though, and I've always been very fond of it.
_________________________
2016 Durango Limited
2016 Grand Cherokee SRT

Top
#4538218 - 10/09/17 03:58 PM Re: PFSense home brew firewall/router [Re: StevieC]
StevieC Offline


Registered: 08/21/08
Posts: 17116
Loc: Ontario, Canada
I hoped you would stumble in here as I value your opinion with I.T. things. I'm happy with it on my current box and the hardware is really not taxed at all but thinking ahead and wanting to use an SSD for faster caching responses I wanted to upgrade to an AES-NI compatible CPU and I'm not sure which hardware to pick.

The current stable release of 2.3 is pretty nice with it's Web GUI.

smile


Edited by StevieC (10/09/17 03:58 PM)
_________________________
'15 Dodge Journey - 90,000 KM's - SSO 5w20
'06 Hyundai Santa Fe - 535,000km - SSO 0w30 (R.I.P)

Top
#4538219 - 10/09/17 04:00 PM Re: PFSense home brew firewall/router [Re: StevieC]
StevieC Offline


Registered: 08/21/08
Posts: 17116
Loc: Ontario, Canada
Oh and by the way the Ubiquity Unfi AC-UAP-Pro access points with B/G/N/AC are amazing. I'm so done with consumer grade wireless router junk. Go Pro or go home. LOL
_________________________
'15 Dodge Journey - 90,000 KM's - SSO 5w20
'06 Hyundai Santa Fe - 535,000km - SSO 0w30 (R.I.P)

Top
#4538227 - 10/09/17 04:07 PM Re: PFSense home brew firewall/router [Re: StevieC]
OVERKILL Online   content


Registered: 04/28/08
Posts: 36412
Loc: Ontario, Canada
How much caching are you doing? Mine always just cached to RAM making disk performance a non-issue. Actually had one where the (Seagate) hard drive died and it kept running for months until a power failure depleted the UPS to the point it shut off LOL.

The list of Intel CPU's that support AES-NI is extensive:
https://ark.intel.com/Search/FeatureFilter?productType=processors&AESTech=true

So I would do something similar to what you have presently using one of those CPU's, or finding a micro HP or DELL box with one of those CPU's already on E-bay or Kijiji and plop a 2nd NIC into it.
_________________________
2016 Durango Limited
2016 Grand Cherokee SRT

Top
#4538240 - 10/09/17 04:19 PM Re: PFSense home brew firewall/router [Re: StevieC]
StevieC Offline


Registered: 08/21/08
Posts: 17116
Loc: Ontario, Canada
Thanks hadn't considered the Dell/HP Box or the E-Bay . KJiji route. Good Idea.

Not a ton of caching but I would like it to be as fast as possible because the network is loaded at times.
_________________________
'15 Dodge Journey - 90,000 KM's - SSO 5w20
'06 Hyundai Santa Fe - 535,000km - SSO 0w30 (R.I.P)

Top
#4538242 - 10/09/17 04:21 PM Re: PFSense home brew firewall/router [Re: StevieC]
OVERKILL Online   content


Registered: 04/28/08
Posts: 36412
Loc: Ontario, Canada
Originally Posted By: StevieC
Thanks hadn't considered the Dell/HP Box or the E-Bay . KJiji route. Good Idea.

Not a ton of caching but I would like it to be as fast as possible because the network is loaded at times.


Are you specifically configuring it to cache to disk? Because, IIRC, by default it doesn't.

Though for reliability, lower power consumption and speed of doing updates and boot ups, I fully support the SSD idea.
_________________________
2016 Durango Limited
2016 Grand Cherokee SRT

Top
#4538249 - 10/09/17 04:26 PM Re: PFSense home brew firewall/router [Re: StevieC]
StevieC Offline


Registered: 08/21/08
Posts: 17116
Loc: Ontario, Canada
No whatever it does by default, I just see the HDD light flashing every few seconds so I assumed. Guess I should have read the logs which is what it's probably writing to the drive. crackmeup
_________________________
'15 Dodge Journey - 90,000 KM's - SSO 5w20
'06 Hyundai Santa Fe - 535,000km - SSO 0w30 (R.I.P)

Top
#4538252 - 10/09/17 04:29 PM Re: PFSense home brew firewall/router [Re: StevieC]
OVERKILL Online   content


Registered: 04/28/08
Posts: 36412
Loc: Ontario, Canada
Originally Posted By: StevieC
No whatever it does by default, I just see the HDD light flashing every few seconds so I assumed. Guess I should have read the logs which is what it's probably writing to the drive. crackmeup


Yeah, that's probably logging, LOL
_________________________
2016 Durango Limited
2016 Grand Cherokee SRT

Top
#4538259 - 10/09/17 04:36 PM Re: PFSense home brew firewall/router [Re: StevieC]
StevieC Offline


Registered: 08/21/08
Posts: 17116
Loc: Ontario, Canada
This is the point where I say DIR right?

God I feel like the lady on the I.T. Crowd that thought she broke the Internet. LOL
_________________________
'15 Dodge Journey - 90,000 KM's - SSO 5w20
'06 Hyundai Santa Fe - 535,000km - SSO 0w30 (R.I.P)

Top
#4538272 - 10/09/17 04:48 PM Re: PFSense home brew firewall/router [Re: StevieC]
OVERKILL Online   content


Registered: 04/28/08
Posts: 36412
Loc: Ontario, Canada
Originally Posted By: StevieC
This is the point where I say DIR right?

God I feel like the lady on the I.T. Crowd that thought she broke the Internet. LOL


LMAO!!!
_________________________
2016 Durango Limited
2016 Grand Cherokee SRT

Top
#4538297 - 10/09/17 05:22 PM Re: PFSense home brew firewall/router [Re: OVERKILL]
LeakySeals Offline


Registered: 02/18/11
Posts: 6561
Loc: Hudson, NH
I remember the good ole IT DIR days in Massachusetts. My office was upper right..

_________________________
06 Escalade 6.0L AWD 160k. M1 5w30 Fram TG
03 Maxima 3.5L 149k ST HM 10w30

Top
#4538301 - 10/09/17 05:26 PM Re: PFSense home brew firewall/router [Re: LeakySeals]
StevieC Offline


Registered: 08/21/08
Posts: 17116
Loc: Ontario, Canada
crackmeup crackmeup crackmeup crackmeup
_________________________
'15 Dodge Journey - 90,000 KM's - SSO 5w20
'06 Hyundai Santa Fe - 535,000km - SSO 0w30 (R.I.P)

Top
#4538305 - 10/09/17 05:28 PM Re: PFSense home brew firewall/router [Re: StevieC]
OVERKILL Online   content


Registered: 04/28/08
Posts: 36412
Loc: Ontario, Canada
LOL! grin
_________________________
2016 Durango Limited
2016 Grand Cherokee SRT

Top
#4538442 - 10/09/17 07:42 PM Re: PFSense home brew firewall/router [Re: StevieC]
rubberchicken Offline


Registered: 07/07/08
Posts: 399
Loc: Maryland USA
AMD has chips that support their version of AES-NI, but your motherboard has to support it as well. There is a huge performance difference if your app can leverage AES-NI vs not having it, but rarely is AES-NI "required", rather its is a really nice thing to have. I have no experience with PFSense but I do with a lot of other apps that use AES-NI. It can lead to really puzzling performance problems when you think its available and turned on, but a deep dive reveals its not being used due to BIOS settings on unsupported on the OS (i.e. Red Hat 5).

Top
Page 1 of 3 1 2 3 >