[pfSense] pfsense on sun v100 server
hugo.heykers at telenet.be
Sat May 12 13:54:13 EDT 2012
Op 11-05-12 19:37, Michael Schuh schreef:
> 2012/5/11 Scott Ullrich <sullrich at gmail.com <mailto:sullrich at gmail.com>>
> On Thu, May 10, 2012 at 9:16 PM, Michael Schuh
> <michael.schuh at gmail.com <mailto:michael.schuh at gmail.com>> wrote:
> > Hi at list
> > i am not sure if somebody else mentioned that before:
> > ...may be a different approach to get pfsense running on UltraSparc:
> > get the developer version/sources, put it on a FreeBSD 8.x (
> iirc 8.2)
> > and try to cross-compile the entire architectire to UltraSparc.
> > At the best point you have a Ulstrasparc running with FreeBSD,
> where you can
> > put the sources on it, so no need to cross-compile.
> > The SunFire V100 Hardware is fully supported according to the
> HW-Notes of
> > FreeBSD8.2.
> > I am just not really sure what packages/functionality isn't
> supported on
> > Ultrasparc in compare to i386/amd64.
> > So that would be my first try,
> > i think thats the easiest way
> While I applaud everyone for trying to go this route I have some
> experiences I would like to share.
> Building pfSense and all of it's dependencies on a slower speed box
> will take a long time.
> For example when I was working on the MIPS port that we never where
> able to complete came down to time. Building ports and the base
> system on a 150 mhz box is SLLLLOW! You will kick off a build and
> come back 10 hours later to see silly platform specific C bugs that
> you will have to tackle in many cases. It's not necessarily FreeBSD's
> fault but our 'additional patches' that we maintain to keep pfSense as
> awesome as it is now.
> I really don't want to discourage anyone from helping us port to
> different platforms but I wanted to try and convey how much time is
> involved in such a endeavor. Just make sure you know what you are
> getting into.
> Will be happy to answer any questions if you are serious about this
> platform but if I where in your shoes I would install OpenBSD 5.1 on
> the 100 and use it and consider getting an alix or soekris down the
> road to run pfSense. It will ultimately save you a lot of time and
> money from a power usage perspective.
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> List at lists.pfsense.org <mailto:List at lists.pfsense.org>
> Hi Scott,
> Hi@ List,
> LAMO - SCNR :8~)
> The Question was:
> ...is it possible....
> ... makes that sense ...
> ... is that a good idea ...
> Yes i agree with that, totally.
> I think it makes not much sense to dig out the old Ultra10 HW and try to
> build and put pfSense on it.
> Just if he likes to get pfSense running on his V100, i think we should
> at least pointout
> that way. ( even if that way looks masochistic :8~) )
> Of course (cross) building an entire operating system and some
> specially designed software
> needs to have an experienced person in font of the console.
> Just saying. :8~)
> is your time that worth? what do you gain by thus? how many money can
> you make in the same amount of time?
> how many money (time) do you loose if you go the scetched way?
> right question. yep. i think too.
> so only for completeness or the real hard bones :8~).
> i can spend a complete Ultra10, i think 400MHZ and 256/512MB Memory
> and still the original sawgate harddisk running on FreeBSD, i guess 7
> or so
> no Keyboard/monitor/mice.....the receiver has to pay the
> transport/shipping. :-) ( is it worth so much? lol ) i can put another
> 10 Gig IBM DNAS SCSI-Drive into it/on top
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Your logical thinking makes sense, when one thinks in terms of money, it
for sure will not pay off.
On the otherhand, i would like to acquire some experience with this
stuff. Making expenses right now does not fit in my budget.
If i read how most of you on this site are acquinted with IT-items like
this, then i feel VERY small compared to you.
Why i wanna do this... I attend -through evening school- IT-course, my
fourth year (i am 51yrs), and next year hopefully will complete the
Next year -the last module- i have to make a project, for which i choose
to make a 'complete' homenetwork, with our own domain internal and
external, home automation(which i would like to program on my own
included the hardware), but most of all importance is a good "safetiness
That is the main reason for why i wanna try it in this way.
Thx to all who already and still will (hopefully) respond to my question
=>that is were i get my inspiration from also!!
Jozef Stormsstraat 10
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