[pfSense] pfsense on sun v100 server

Hugo Heykers hugo.heykers at telenet.be
Sat May 12 18:10:52 EDT 2012


Op 12-05-12 20:19, Michael Schuh schreef:
>
>
> 2012/5/12 Hugo Heykers <hugo.heykers at telenet.be 
> <mailto:hugo.heykers at telenet.be>>
>
>     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.
>>
>>         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!!
>
>     -- 
>     Hugo Heykers
>     Jozef Stormsstraat 10
>     2660 Hoboken
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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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@Michael
I went to the website looking for a way to mark the thread as closed.
Could not find anything like that, perhaps you could help me out how to 
do it.
Looking forward to your complete answer.

Kind Regards

-- 
Hugo Heykers
Jozef Stormsstraat 10
2660 Hoboken
+32485108699
skype: hugoh1961

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