router / firewall with PF and carp.
kraduk at gmail.com
Fri Oct 1 09:29:15 UTC 2010
On 30 September 2010 23:19, Patrick Lamaiziere <patfbsd at davenulle.org>wrote:
> We are in the process to replace two Cisco Pix firewalls and one Cisco
> router with two servers running PF with carp. The network is large
> (it is an University) and all will depend on this two machines.
> We have made some tests with OpenBSD, PF and OpenBGPD and it looks to
> work (but we have to make a lot of more tests to validate this).
> I think that the support for an OpenBSD release is very small (only one
> year) and I'm suggesting to use FreeBSD instead (we can expect ~3/4
> years of support if we follow a stable branch).
> I am an happy user of FreeBSD since some time - I mean that I know it is
> not perfect and there are some bugs! - but I dont have any experience
> running it as a router on a large network. So, are PF and carp expected
> to work fine on FreeBSD or are there some known problems?
> Do you think that OpenBSD suits better for this?
> Thanks, regards.
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In my experiance freebsd should work fine. However I would say openbsd is
probably better suited to your needs, due to its tighter security model
(auditing) You will also get a newer version of pf with openbsd. If you get
issues with openBGP would could look at quagga. I have used it in the past
but havent for a while so am not sure of the state of it now.
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