[pfSense] pfsense on sun v100 server

Michael Schuh michael.schuh at gmail.com
Sat May 12 14:19:51 EDT 2012


2012/5/12 Hugo Heykers <hugo.heykers at telenet.be>

>  Op 11-05-12 19:37, Michael Schuh schreef:
>
>
>
> 2012/5/11 Scott Ullrich <sullrich at gmail.com>
>
>> On Thu, May 10, 2012 at 9:16 PM, Michael Schuh <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.
>>
>> Scott
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>
>  Hi Scott,
> Hi@ List,
>
> LAMO - SCNR :8~)
>
>  The Question was:
>  ...is it possible....
> not:
> ... 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~)
>
>  @Hugo:
> 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
> NO WARRANTIES - LMAO
>
>  greetings
>
>  m.
>
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>  @Michael:
> 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 whole
> course.
> 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 and
> security".
> 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!!
>
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Hi Hugo,

cause my complete answer would be totally off topic and this is a technical
support list,
i will write you the complete answer directly to you.

i think for now your original question got answered?

if so please mark the thread as solved/answered/closed.
just to be clear: i am not a moderator or team member of pfsense, i think
just others can see than:
"Ahh - he got help" and this will spare time for others.

greetings

m.

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