[pfSense] pfsense on sun v100 server [-closed-]

Michael Schuh michael.schuh at gmail.com
Sat May 12 20:58:57 EDT 2012


2012/5/13 Hugo Heykers <hugo.heykers at telenet.be>

>  Op 12-05-12 20:19, Michael Schuh schreef:
>
>
>
> 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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>> Hugo Heykers
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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
>
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> Hugo Heykers
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:-) no wonder
that happens by editing the subject and expand it with
some speaking keyword as you can see ;-)

greetings

m.

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