Performance of Routing on Edgerouter Lite with Latest FreeBSD Mips/Octeon
markmoellering at psyberation.com
Thu Apr 9 19:01:16 UTC 2020
On 4/9/20 7:32 AM, Viktor Madarasz wrote:
> i was looking at the page
> where amongst other things mentioned Ubiquity EdgeRouter Lite as
> compatible and also that Gigabit speeds on Basic Packet passing should
> be OK.
> I started to look at classifieds and I see some devices available for
> However I came across this article where the user explains one of the
> drawbacks being not being able to push more than 250Mbit per second
> between two Gigabit Hosts. However that article was not made on the
> latest available build as far as I see...
> Anyone has experience with Edgerouter Lite and FreeBSD and can comment
> on the real time performance achieved?
> Perhaps one of the other mentioned HW would be more suitable to go for
> ( even if it seems difficult to even find any.. Lanner , Portwell and
> Radisys devices )
> Perhaps going the x86 route and pick up some appliance from Aliexpress
> which should work as a FreeBSD/OpenBSD/NetBSD router/firewall and
> achieve Gigabit speed on ports while passing packets easily/easier?
> f.e :
> viktormadarasz at sdf.org
> SDF Public Access UNIX System - http://sdf.org
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I put OpenBSD on an EdgeRouter Lite and it didn't do so well. From what
I understand, there are linux kernel modules needed to get speed out of
the EdgeRouter Lite; In any case, I did not get a really good
throughput. I got an EdgeRouter 4 and things worked much better.
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