[TriLUG] Dual-homed Internet?
mpusateri at wickedtrails.com
Sat Oct 23 23:00:07 EDT 2010
pfsense is FreeBSD based, and FreeBSD generally has pretty good networking support. I like pfsense, but it seems some of the ways they describe things is not what I expect, I think they tried to dumb some things down, which is good for their intended audience. They don't have support in the GUI for DNS, and I didn't see a package for it either, so they kind of expect something else will do your DNS.
On Oct 23, 2010, at 2:52 PM, Paul Bennett wrote:
> On Fri, 22 Oct 2010 09:39:58 -0400, Clay Stuckey <cstuckey at govsg.com> wrote:
>> Your traffic will not go to disk so the hard drive will be of little importance.
> Logs and RRDs will go to disk, and processes that start will come from disk. I figure I may as well use a fast-ish hard drive for both of those things to reduce IO wait time. The box ought not be starting many processes after boot time, but there's always stuff coming and going on any production system. I could run off of an SD card, I suppose, to avoid wasting most of an SSD, but I'd like to keep voluminous logs, at least during the "burn in" period, so a real HDD is a must.
> As far as the rest of the PC I described that I am going to use: The hardware I listed happens to be what I've got laying around ready-to-use. I appreciate it may be overkill, but I'd rather go for overkill than underkill, especially if I have to deliberately take steps to go out of my way purposely to risk underkill.
> Regarding pfsense: I'd heard you had to be careful to choose OpenBSD-supported hardware. If the supported hardware list is actually big enough for me not to get worried (i.e. I can stick any ol' random NICs in it that I happen to have in my box of misc parts), I'll put pfsense back on my list of things to consider. At some point, though, I'm going to have to make a decision and stick with it.
> Thanks for the thoughts and suggestions everyone posted. Even if I haven't directly addressed them above, I'll be digesting and pondering them.
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