Re: [pfSense] Dandy pfSense appliance

2013-04-25 Thread Seth Mos
On 24-4-2013 20:18, Chris Bagnall wrote:
 On 24/4/13 7:05 pm, Mathieu Simon wrote:
 Depends what you think about high specs many 1 GE ports or even 10 GE,
 lots of cores etc?
 
 FWIW, we've been using the ALIX boards for several years, and despite
 their apparently low spec, they'll happily route an FTTC 80Mbps/20Mbps
 connection without breaking too much of a sweat.

+1
60/6 Ziggo cable internet

 Also worth mentioning that in my experience, WiFi is best done with a
 separate access point (or access points). It enables you to position it
 in the best location for signal dispersion, which might not be the same
 location as your internet connection's ingress.

+1
I use 2 linksys e3000 units with DHCP disabled as a 4 port Gigabit
switch with AP. One in the living room, and another upstairs. 5Ghz
doesn't get through concrete ceilings very well, but the speed is excellent.

Cheers,
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Re: [pfSense] Dandy pfSense appliance

2013-04-25 Thread b...@todoo.biz
Hello M. Washington, 

We are official / listed resellers of pfSense appliances : 


All of these are high quality hardware based on Intel Atom : 

http://www.osnet.eu/en/content/firewall-fwa-3020 (4 ports)
http://www.osnet.eu/en/content/firewall-fwa-3030 (6 ports fanless)
http://www.osnet.eu/en/content/firewall-fwa-5020 (8 ports)


This one is the bazooka : 

http://www.osnet.eu/en/content/firewall-fwa-7010 (up to 20 ports GbE or 10G)


Contact me offline if you want to follow up this conversation. 


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Re: [pfSense] Dandy pfSense appliance

2013-04-25 Thread Odhiambo Washington
Allow me to clarify why this need arose. The other day I had to solve
a network  problem for a friend - his bandwidth uplink was constantly
peaked and the ISP was not helping so he called me in. Given that I
had pushed the ISP to do protocol analysis on the outbound traffic on
their end and they had said it was http, I though of using pfSense off
LiveCD, but I wanted to install squid and see what was causing the
problem. I ended up installing pfSense on a Desktop PC, and I had to
get an old one which uses PCI slots, because my dual-port Ethernet
card is PCI. I was going to put aside the client's router (running
OpenWRT) and slot in my pfSense box in place. This is what got me
thinking. If only I had a very portable pfSense appliance (one that
can fit into my backpack) then I did not need to carry a whole Desktop
PC. I do not have to worry about dual-port Ethernet cards. All I'd
need is that appliance, reconfigure the interface IPs and voila!

 What I meant with high specs is to do with CPU, Disk Storage and RAM.
Why? For instance in the particular case I went to address, there was
a DDoS issue. Some app installed on one of the computers on that LAN
was sending millions of HTTP GET requests to www.ffssc.net. In just
about 5 minutes, my squid log file had grown to 50MB! If this was a
small appliance, I am thinking it would have given up on service in no
time.. So high specs for me means something like 256MB or more
storage, 1GHz+ CPU and say, 1GB+ RAM - but still small enough in size
to fit into my backpack. That would be  my Swiss Knife for network
troubleshooting when needed

On 24 April 2013 21:05, Mathieu Simon mathieu@gmail.com wrote:
 Am 24.04.2013 19:40, schrieb Odhiambo Washington:
 I'd like to acquire a nicely designed device running pfSense. Is there
 a nicely designed device the size of a typical Netgear WiFi router
 device, with high specs?
 Depends what you think about high specs many 1 GE ports or even 10 GE,
 lots of cores etc?

 In case of sized like typical netgear wifi router device I guess you
 won't get much
 more than an atom in that form factor if it has to be fanless or
 otherwise very quiet and
 power-saving.

 Other than that prebuilt Core i/Xeon systems exist, but they are more
 likely to be
 1 rack unit format (often not full depth) and less office-friendly I guess.

 Some hardware vendors are listed here:
 http://www.pfsense.org/index.php?option=com_contenttask=viewid=44Itemid=50

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Re: [pfSense] Dandy pfSense appliance

2013-04-25 Thread Ulrik Lunddahl
Hi Odhiambo!

I have done quite a few pfSense 2.x installations on those two machines.

http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/motherboards/desktop-motherboards/desktop-kit-dccp847dye.html
http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/motherboards/desktop-motherboards/desktop-kit-dc3217by.html

All you have to add is RAM and a small mSATA SSD, change the BIOS to IDE, 
pfSense does not work with AHCI apparently.

Now, those devices does only have 1 Gigabit Port, so I combine them with a VLAN 
switch, they are very cheap.

I usually use the D-Link DGS-1100 Series and configure one port as an uplink to 
the NUC, and the rest in a combination of WAN, LAN and OPT ports.

This obviously does not work very well if you have servers on one VLAN and 
Clients on another, AND do heavy bulk transfers of large files between the two 
VLANS, but for everything else, it works like a charm.

The Celeron 847 is normally fast enough for most setups, and the Core i3 
version give you a lot of power for the price and wattage.

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Re: [pfSense] Dandy pfSense appliance

2013-04-25 Thread Seth Mos
On 25-4-2013 10:30, Odhiambo Washington wrote:
  What I meant with high specs is to do with CPU, Disk Storage and RAM.
 Why? For instance in the particular case I went to address, there was
 a DDoS issue. Some app installed on one of the computers on that LAN
 was sending millions of HTTP GET requests to www.ffssc.net. In just
 about 5 minutes, my squid log file had grown to 50MB! If this was a
 small appliance, I am thinking it would have given up on service in no
 time.. So high specs for me means something like 256MB or more
 storage, 1GHz+ CPU and say, 1GB+ RAM - but still small enough in size
 to fit into my backpack. That would be  my Swiss Knife for network
 troubleshooting when needed

Find a nice Intel Atom board with dual gigabit nics, vlans are optional
but should atleast suffice for a quick replacement.

We recommend Intel SSD drives, these have failed the least for me
atleast. A 40GB thingy should suffice for pfSense easily.

There are quite a few smallish portable cases for the mini itx boards.

Cheers,

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Re: [pfSense] Dandy pfSense appliance

2013-04-25 Thread Odhiambo Washington
Hi Seth,

Any pointers to these Intel Atom boards with dual NICs?? Gigabit or
otherwise, I think I am looking for something like that.

On 25 April 2013 11:38, Seth Mos seth@dds.nl wrote:
 On 25-4-2013 10:30, Odhiambo Washington wrote:
  What I meant with high specs is to do with CPU, Disk Storage and RAM.
 Why? For instance in the particular case I went to address, there was
 a DDoS issue. Some app installed on one of the computers on that LAN
 was sending millions of HTTP GET requests to www.ffssc.net. In just
 about 5 minutes, my squid log file had grown to 50MB! If this was a
 small appliance, I am thinking it would have given up on service in no
 time.. So high specs for me means something like 256MB or more
 storage, 1GHz+ CPU and say, 1GB+ RAM - but still small enough in size
 to fit into my backpack. That would be  my Swiss Knife for network
 troubleshooting when needed

 Find a nice Intel Atom board with dual gigabit nics, vlans are optional
 but should atleast suffice for a quick replacement.

 We recommend Intel SSD drives, these have failed the least for me
 atleast. A 40GB thingy should suffice for pfSense easily.

 There are quite a few smallish portable cases for the mini itx boards.

 Cheers,

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Re: [pfSense] Dandy pfSense appliance

2013-04-25 Thread Odhiambo Washington
Hi GB,

I have looked at http://www.osnet.eu/en/content/firewall-fwa-3020 and
I see something like a SIM Card slot!  What would that be?
I am getting more interest in that, though it's a little bulky still:)

On 25 April 2013 10:52, b...@todoo.biz b...@todoo.biz wrote:
 Hello M. Washington,

 We are official / listed resellers of pfSense appliances :


 All of these are high quality hardware based on Intel Atom :

 http://www.osnet.eu/en/content/firewall-fwa-3020 (4 ports)
 http://www.osnet.eu/en/content/firewall-fwa-3030 (6 ports fanless)
 http://www.osnet.eu/en/content/firewall-fwa-5020 (8 ports)


 This one is the bazooka :

 http://www.osnet.eu/en/content/firewall-fwa-7010 (up to 20 ports GbE or 10G)


 Contact me offline if you want to follow up this conversation.


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 I'd like to acquire a nicely designed device running pfSense. Is there
 a nicely designed device the size of a typical Netgear WiFi router
 device, with high specs?


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Re: [pfSense] Dandy pfSense appliance

2013-04-25 Thread Seth Mos
On 25-4-2013 10:42, Odhiambo Washington wrote:
 Hi Seth,
 
 Any pointers to these Intel Atom boards with dual NICs?? Gigabit or
 otherwise, I think I am looking for something like that.

I see the Lexcom Brik with 4x lan. Or a Lanner LEC2055
http://www.lannerinc.com/DM/LEC-2055_DM.pdf

We use a FW7535 at work, and it's been fine so far. It has 1GB of ram
and a laptop disk.

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Re: [pfSense] Dandy pfSense appliance

2013-04-25 Thread Odhiambo Washington
Thanks. Let me see how I can get one of these.

On 25 April 2013 11:53, Seth Mos seth@dds.nl wrote:
 On 25-4-2013 10:42, Odhiambo Washington wrote:
 Hi Seth,

 Any pointers to these Intel Atom boards with dual NICs?? Gigabit or
 otherwise, I think I am looking for something like that.

 I see the Lexcom Brik with 4x lan. Or a Lanner LEC2055
 http://www.lannerinc.com/DM/LEC-2055_DM.pdf

 We use a FW7535 at work, and it's been fine so far. It has 1GB of ram
 and a laptop disk.

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Re: [pfSense] Dandy pfSense appliance

2013-04-25 Thread Odhiambo Washington
Hi Seth,

Did you install pfSense (or other OS) in these? I am looking for how
to connect the Display:)

On 25 April 2013 11:53, Seth Mos seth@dds.nl wrote:
 On 25-4-2013 10:42, Odhiambo Washington wrote:
 Hi Seth,

 Any pointers to these Intel Atom boards with dual NICs?? Gigabit or
 otherwise, I think I am looking for something like that.

 I see the Lexcom Brik with 4x lan. Or a Lanner LEC2055
 http://www.lannerinc.com/DM/LEC-2055_DM.pdf

 We use a FW7535 at work, and it's been fine so far. It has 1GB of ram
 and a laptop disk.

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Re: [pfSense] Dandy pfSense appliance

2013-04-25 Thread David Ross

On 4/25/13 4:42 AM, Odhiambo Washington wrote:

Any pointers to these Intel Atom boards with dual NICs?? Gigabit or
otherwise, I think I am looking for something like that.


http://store.netgate.com/Netgate-m1n1wall-2D3-2D13-Black-P216C83.aspx

No SSD. Runs off a 4GB CF Card.

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Re: [pfSense] Dandy pfSense appliance

2013-04-25 Thread Seth Mos
On 25-4-2013 11:39, Odhiambo Washington wrote:
 Hi Seth,
 
 Did you install pfSense (or other OS) in these? I am looking for how
 to connect the Display:)

pfSense 2.1 with serial console.

 
 On 25 April 2013 11:53, Seth Mos seth@dds.nl wrote:
 On 25-4-2013 10:42, Odhiambo Washington wrote:
 Hi Seth,

 Any pointers to these Intel Atom boards with dual NICs?? Gigabit or
 otherwise, I think I am looking for something like that.

 I see the Lexcom Brik with 4x lan. Or a Lanner LEC2055
 http://www.lannerinc.com/DM/LEC-2055_DM.pdf

 We use a FW7535 at work, and it's been fine so far. It has 1GB of ram
 and a laptop disk.

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Re: [pfSense] Dandy pfSense appliance

2013-04-25 Thread Odhiambo Washington
Never done anything like that before!! Serial console.

On 25 April 2013 13:47, Seth Mos seth@dds.nl wrote:
 On 25-4-2013 11:39, Odhiambo Washington wrote:
 Hi Seth,

 Did you install pfSense (or other OS) in these? I am looking for how
 to connect the Display:)

 pfSense 2.1 with serial console.


 On 25 April 2013 11:53, Seth Mos seth@dds.nl wrote:
 On 25-4-2013 10:42, Odhiambo Washington wrote:
 Hi Seth,

 Any pointers to these Intel Atom boards with dual NICs?? Gigabit or
 otherwise, I think I am looking for something like that.

 I see the Lexcom Brik with 4x lan. Or a Lanner LEC2055
 http://www.lannerinc.com/DM/LEC-2055_DM.pdf

 We use a FW7535 at work, and it's been fine so far. It has 1GB of ram
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Re: [pfSense] Dandy pfSense appliance

2013-04-25 Thread Chris Bagnall

On 25/4/13 11:00 am, David Ross wrote:

http://store.netgate.com/Netgate-m1n1wall-2D3-2D13-Black-P216C83.aspx
No SSD. Runs off a 4GB CF Card.


Worth also adding this for folks who are in the UK (or for whom sourcing 
stuff from the UK is cost effective):

http://linitx.com/product/13242
(similar spec to the Netgate unit David mentioned)

I haven't used these in anger, but if you want 4xGE ports, this might be 
worth a consideration:

http://linitx.com/product/13128

I note that the OP is in Kenya - does anyone know if there's a 
distributor reasonably local to him? (perhaps SA?)
If not, I suspect he'll have to decide whether it's most cost effective 
to import from the US, UK, or EU.


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Re: [pfSense] Dandy pfSense appliance

2013-04-25 Thread Eugen Leitl
On Wed, Apr 24, 2013 at 07:18:26PM +0100, Chris Bagnall wrote:
 On 24/4/13 7:05 pm, Mathieu Simon wrote:
 Depends what you think about high specs many 1 GE ports or even 10 GE,
 lots of cores etc?

 This. You also have to decide whether you actually need high specs in  
 a router. There's little point in paying for multiple GigE or 10GE ports  
 if your internet connection is in the sub-100Mbps range.

 FWIW, we've been using the ALIX boards for several years, and despite  
 their apparently low spec, they'll happily route an FTTC 80Mbps/20Mbps  
 connection without breaking too much of a sweat.

 Obviously if you're looking at datacentre applications you'll want  
 something a bit beefier, but in that case, you probably aren't bothered  
 about having a Netgear WiFi router size unit.

See e.g. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16816101364
which also allows you to plug in multi-port Intel server NICs with
a slot riser.

There's also a model which has frontally accessible Ethernet ports,
including additional NICs.

The IPMI part is also quite nice, can save your ass in a remote
deployment (though exposing IPMI to untrusted networks is not
recommended).

 Also worth mentioning that in my experience, WiFi is best done with a  
 separate access point (or access points). It enables you to position it  
 in the best location for signal dispersion, which might not be the same  
 location as your internet connection's ingress.
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Re: [pfSense] Dandy pfSense appliance

2013-04-25 Thread Steven Spencer

On 04/24/2013 01:18 PM, Chris Bagnall wrote:

On 24/4/13 7:05 pm, Mathieu Simon wrote:

Depends what you think about high specs many 1 GE ports or even 10 GE,
lots of cores etc?


This. You also have to decide whether you actually need high specs in
a router. There's little point in paying for multiple GigE or 10GE ports
if your internet connection is in the sub-100Mbps range.

FWIW, we've been using the ALIX boards for several years, and despite
their apparently low spec, they'll happily route an FTTC 80Mbps/20Mbps
connection without breaking too much of a sweat.

Obviously if you're looking at datacentre applications you'll want
something a bit beefier, but in that case, you probably aren't bothered
about having a Netgear WiFi router size unit.

Also worth mentioning that in my experience, WiFi is best done with a
separate access point (or access points). It enables you to position it
in the best location for signal dispersion, which might not be the same
location as your internet connection's ingress.

Kind regards,

Chris


We started buying small form factor PC's (about the size of two 
dictionaries) and using SSD drives. The biggest unit we have (same 
specs, just different configuration port wise) is one of these units 
with 2 GB RAM and 128 GB HHD with 5 10/100 Ethernet ports.


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Re: [pfSense] Dandy pfSense appliance

2013-04-25 Thread Odhiambo Washington
Logistically, I prefer to import from the UK because of the
availability of cheap and efficient logistics services.

On 25 April 2013 14:13, Chris Bagnall pfse...@lists.minotaur.cc wrote:
 On 25/4/13 11:00 am, David Ross wrote:

 http://store.netgate.com/Netgate-m1n1wall-2D3-2D13-Black-P216C83.aspx
 No SSD. Runs off a 4GB CF Card.


 Worth also adding this for folks who are in the UK (or for whom sourcing
 stuff from the UK is cost effective):
 http://linitx.com/product/13242
 (similar spec to the Netgate unit David mentioned)

 I haven't used these in anger, but if you want 4xGE ports, this might be
 worth a consideration:
 http://linitx.com/product/13128

 I note that the OP is in Kenya - does anyone know if there's a distributor
 reasonably local to him? (perhaps SA?)
 If not, I suspect he'll have to decide whether it's most cost effective to
 import from the US, UK, or EU.


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Re: [pfSense] Dandy pfSense appliance

2013-04-25 Thread Steve Spencer

On 04/25/2013 03:31 AM, Ulrik Lunddahl wrote:

Hi Odhiambo!

I have done quite a few pfSense 2.x installations on those two machines.

http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/motherboards/desktop-motherboards/desktop-kit-dccp847dye.html
http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/motherboards/desktop-motherboards/desktop-kit-dc3217by.html

All you have to add is RAM and a small mSATA SSD, change the BIOS to IDE, 
pfSense does not work with AHCI apparently.

Now, those devices does only have 1 Gigabit Port, so I combine them with a VLAN 
switch, they are very cheap.

I usually use the D-Link DGS-1100 Series and configure one port as an uplink to 
the NUC, and the rest in a combination of WAN, LAN and OPT ports.

This obviously does not work very well if you have servers on one VLAN and 
Clients on another, AND do heavy bulk transfers of large files between the two 
VLANS, but for everything else, it works like a charm.

The Celeron 847 is normally fast enough for most setups, and the Core i3 
version give you a lot of power for the price and wattage.

Better yet, you can pick all hardware up almost everywhere.



Med venlig hilsen, Best regards
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Sales Manager - Salgschef
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Emne: [pfSense] Dandy pfSense appliance

I'd like to acquire a nicely designed device running pfSense. Is there a nicely 
designed device the size of a typical Netgear WiFi router device, with high 
specs?

I'd like to respond in-line, but the top post kind of makes it 
difficult. At any rate, the units described by Ulrik could easily be 
multiple Ethernet units. You would just need to carry a few USB Ethernet 
adapters along with the unit in your back back.


Thanks,

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[pfSense] Dandy pfSense appliance

2013-04-24 Thread Odhiambo Washington
I'd like to acquire a nicely designed device running pfSense. Is there
a nicely designed device the size of a typical Netgear WiFi router
device, with high specs?


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Re: [pfSense] Dandy pfSense appliance

2013-04-24 Thread Mathieu Simon
Am 24.04.2013 19:40, schrieb Odhiambo Washington:
 I'd like to acquire a nicely designed device running pfSense. Is there
 a nicely designed device the size of a typical Netgear WiFi router
 device, with high specs?
Depends what you think about high specs many 1 GE ports or even 10 GE,
lots of cores etc?

In case of sized like typical netgear wifi router device I guess you
won't get much
more than an atom in that form factor if it has to be fanless or
otherwise very quiet and
power-saving.

Other than that prebuilt Core i/Xeon systems exist, but they are more
likely to be
1 rack unit format (often not full depth) and less office-friendly I guess.

Some hardware vendors are listed here:
http://www.pfsense.org/index.php?option=com_contenttask=viewid=44Itemid=50

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Re: [pfSense] Dandy pfSense appliance

2013-04-24 Thread Chris Bagnall

On 24/4/13 7:05 pm, Mathieu Simon wrote:

Depends what you think about high specs many 1 GE ports or even 10 GE,
lots of cores etc?


This. You also have to decide whether you actually need high specs in 
a router. There's little point in paying for multiple GigE or 10GE ports 
if your internet connection is in the sub-100Mbps range.


FWIW, we've been using the ALIX boards for several years, and despite 
their apparently low spec, they'll happily route an FTTC 80Mbps/20Mbps 
connection without breaking too much of a sweat.


Obviously if you're looking at datacentre applications you'll want 
something a bit beefier, but in that case, you probably aren't bothered 
about having a Netgear WiFi router size unit.


Also worth mentioning that in my experience, WiFi is best done with a 
separate access point (or access points). It enables you to position it 
in the best location for signal dispersion, which might not be the same 
location as your internet connection's ingress.


Kind regards,

Chris
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