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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Frequently Asked Questions

What's the difference between BSDRP and OPNsense 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 pfSense, OPNsense, SmallWall or t1n1wall, instead.
  2. BSDRP doesn't have a Web GUI: It's to be configured from a CLI only (like Cisco/Juniper), or by an API (like netconf) [planned feature]
  3. BSDRP is not intended for home use but for company use (small ISP as example).

What's about the routing performance ?

It depends on your hardware:

  • 4 cores Atom with with multi-queue aware NIC is the minimum for a line-rate gigabit router (1.48Mpps of smallest packet size).
  • 8 core Atom not enough for the minimum for a 10Gigabit Full-Duplex (10Gbps receiving + 10Gbps transmitting = 20Gbps) with IMIX packet size distribution
  • 8 core Xeon is enough for a 10Gb line-rate router (14.8Mpps)

What's about the firewall performance ?

10Gb/s hardware

40Gb/s hardware

A server designed to support 40Gb/s of bidirectional traffic could almost support IPFW in stateless mode but not pf neither ipf:

What's about IPSec performance ?

It depends of your hardware and crypto algorithms used:

What's about different VPN performance ?

BSDRP targets x86 architectures only. 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 has 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: 2022/07/11 11:59 by olivier

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