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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

What's the difference between BSDRP and m0n0wall or pfSense ?

  1. The main goal of BSDRP is not firewalling but routing. If you are looking for a firewall, or for sharing your Internet access, don't use BSDRP but use m0n0wall or pfSense instead.
  2. BSDRP doesn't have a Web GUI: It's to be configured from a CLI only (like Cisco/Juniper).
  3. BSDRP is not intended for home use but for company use (small ISP as example).

What's about the routing performance ?

It depends of your hardware: Forwarding and firewalling packet rate on multiple servers with FreeBSD (10-stable)

BSDRP targets x86 and sparc64 architectures only.

ZRouter.org targets ARM and MIPS architectures.

The technical issues regarding the support of ARM/MIPS architectures with BSDRP are:

  1. Be able to modify the bootloader (for changing the boot-partition) from the FreeBSD user space: Permit to switch the active partition after an upgrade
  2. Having a bootloader that support a minimum boot-partition selection screen: Permit to revert-back to the previous version if the new installed version have major problem.

Can you add squid/apache/BitTorrent server/subversion/MySQL/etc. to BSDRP ?

All features not related to routing will not be added into the base of BSDRP (but installing or removing FreeBSD packages is still possible).

Where is the forum ?

No forum planned..

documentation/faq.txt · Last modified: 2014/03/14 09:07 by olivier