Le 22/03/2016 07:04, James Salsman a écrit : > >> >... as far as I know, high-end networking hardware is not >> > available with Libre OSes > Are the FreeBSD-based pfSense C2758 series in the Foundation's throughput > tier? > > https://www.pfsense.org/products/product-family.html#c2758 > > https://portal.pfsense.org/docs/manuals/c2758/system-specification.html > > https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PfSense > > What are the current Foundation throughput bandwidth requirements?
I would not qualify the PfSense product as high-end. It is basically a PC with packet management handled at the software layer. Wikimedia does not have FreeBSD systems AFAIK and the operations people dealing with networking would need a training for PfSense. From wikitech, ones can get a list of hardware routers and switches being used: https://wikitech.wikimedia.org/wiki/Common_Datacenter_Specifications#EQIAD They are Juniper, a leader in networking equipments (another is Cisco). Its operating system administration commands are well known by network engineers around the world. That makes it easier to enroll new network people. According to the wikitech page, the routers are MX80 and MX480 and switches EX4200 / EX4550. They come with integrated circuits to deal with packets, ie it is a hardware chip dealing with packets and network flow. That makes them order of magnitude faster. The Juniper operating system is BSD based and comes with a wide range of features that are imho unmatched in the Libre world. I understand the idea behind pushing for 100% FOSS, but that should not be a goal of the foundation. As long as the projects can be cloned and rebuild based on FOSS, I think it is good enough. Surely, I don't see the Foundation asking for buildings plans to be under a creative common or forbid use of Mac OS, Windows or iPhone ? That is really a different goal than sharing knowledge. -- Antoine "hashar" Musso _______________________________________________ Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines New messages to: Wikimediaemail@example.com Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l, <mailto:wikimedia-l-requ...@lists.wikimedia.org?subject=unsubscribe>