Maybe. I think that hardware can still do full gigabit nat and firewalling.
-- Eero On Mon, Feb 19, 2018 at 7:12 PM, Moshe Katz <mo...@ymkatz.net> wrote: > On Mon, Feb 19, 2018 at 10:42 AM, Paul Mather <p...@gromit.dlib.vt.edu> > wrote: > > > On Feb 19, 2018, at 10:10 AM, Eero Volotinen <eero.voloti...@iki.fi> > > wrote: > > > > > Well. Does it require so much power, that I cannot run it on intel > core2 > > > quad Q9400, 2.66Ghz processor (4 cores) ? > > > > > > What a curious question. It does not require "so much power" but it does > > require a minimum hardware spec, which that CPU will lack (no AESNI). > > > > I can understand why people would be unhappy that their hardware becomes > > unsupported by a new release, but I also understand it's common in the > > computing industry and makes a lot of sense for Netgate to do this > (reduced > > support costs; increased developer focus; etc.). It's nice, also, > they've > > laid out a roadmap for doing this and telegraphed clearly how they plan > to > > support older hardware and for how long. It's not like they just decided > > yesterday over a couple of pints at the pub to throw everyone without > > AESNI-capable CPUs under the bus right now. > > > > I still have a CF NanoBSD-based pfSense installation running on Netgate > > hardware, and I appreciate they are still supporting 2.3, giving people > > like me time to migrate off to something else. > > > > Cheers, > > > > Paul. > > > It's also worth mentioning that the Q9400 is turning 10 years old this > year. > > I am a very enthusiastic proponent of reusing old computer hardware instead > of throwing it away, but there still comes a point in time at which it's > time to move on, and ten years is a very long life for commodity computing > hardware. > > Moshe > > -- > Moshe Katz > -- mo...@ymkatz.net > -- +1(301)867-3732 > _______________________________________________ > pfSense mailing list > https://lists.pfsense.org/mailman/listinfo/list > Support the project with Gold! https://pfsense.org/gold > _______________________________________________ pfSense mailing list https://lists.pfsense.org/mailman/listinfo/list Support the project with Gold! https://pfsense.org/gold