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Re: pfsense a reasonable option for a gateway router?

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Ian Bergeron <[log in to unmask]>

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The EDUCAUSE Network Management Constituent Group Listserv <[log in to unmask]>

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Tue, 26 Feb 2013 14:29:04 -0500

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We use pfSense with 200mb/s of traffic right now and I believe we could
support 400mb/s with our existing hardware.  Packages, hardware and
configuration play into that greatly so it depends on what you intend your
router to do.  I don't believe there is anything it can't be made to do
and most things are trivial to configure.  However, we did find that it
was best to have pfSense/m0n0wall specialists as backup so we went with
BSD Perimeter (www.bsdperimeter.com) and they have given us excellent and
timely support.  They also provide design and consulting services which
might be the best way to get running quickly.

If you are interested in the specifics of our hardware and routing
architecture I'll be happy to send that information off-list. 
________________________________
Ian Bergeron
Administrator of Networked Systems
MCLA Computer Support Services
Office:(413)662-5394 - Cell:(413)663-0957
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<[log in to unmask]> writes:
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>Greetings,
>   Does anyone has information to share (either positive or negative) on
>using pfsense on a linux machine as a gateway
>router?  We don't need complicated firewalling (we have a couple Cisco
>ASAs that are serving that role just fine for
>the moment).  We'd like to have the option of a 2nd upstream (so that we
>can multihome) in the future.  Currently we
>have 75mb/s connection, but we'd like to have the ability to stay with
>whatever device we choose to replace our edge
>router through at least several hundred mb/s.  We are explicitly
>interested in any experience with paid support for a
>pfsense device and pros and cons of purchasing something prebuilt vs.
>throwing a linux box together (and buying spares
>for all the critical components).
>
>      thanks so very much in advance,
>             ~c
>
>
>
>- --
>Charlie Derr
>Director of Instructional Technology
>Bard College at Simon's Rock
>413-528-7344
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