Re: OpenBSD as Open Networking OS

2017-07-17 Thread miraculli .
Thanks for your input. I get the point with the closed ASICs. I wasn´t aware of that and it explains why there is even no OpenWRT, pfsense etc. support for this devices sad. best Thomas 2017-07-17 11:45 GMT+02:00 Reyk Floeter : > Yes, I'm very interested in this but

Re: OpenBSD as Open Networking OS

2017-07-17 Thread Reyk Floeter
Yes, I'm very interested in this but there is no "open" hardware. As Mischa mentioned, all of the platforms need vendor drivers and AFAIK all of them are gigantic and non-free *. OpenFlow is an alternative to control switches in a standard way without direct access to the switch chipsets, but it

Re: OpenBSD as Open Networking OS

2017-07-17 Thread Mischa Peters
Hi Thomas, I used to work for Cumulus and the tricky part with this is that you need to get access to the broadcom (and melanox) shipsets, which is not trivial and costly. I would love to see a BSD running on open networking equipment! There are more NOS out there but they have their own

OpenBSD as Open Networking OS

2017-07-17 Thread miraculli .
Hi misc, I just read about a trending topic: SDN and Open Networking. The principal idea behind Open Networking is to allow the customer to install a custom OS to switch-hardware. The main software player in this business seems to be a penguin OS called: Cumulus There is also a overview of