In Other BSDs for 2015/03/21

Not done in a last-minute rush before the weekend, yay!  Done early cause I have to work over the weekend, boo!

pfSense class results

Hey, look what I have! There’s a pfSense pair of classes available to take. I went through them and found them worthwhile. pfSense is easy enough to use that a dedicated person can puzzle through most of the settings, eventually, but I don’t have “eventually”, and I want to encourage BSD products in my workplace… so here we are.

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In Other BSDs for 2015/01/31

I’m not sure how I ended up with so much BSD material this week, but hey, we all benefit!

Your extended read: scaling linux-based router hardware recommendations, from the NANOG operators list.  Follow the thread.  It’s theoretically about Linux, but people name BSD solutions all through it.  Hmm…

In Other BSDs for 2015/01/17

Lots of material this week.

In Other BSDs for 2014/09/27

Not even trying source links this week; there’s plenty else to link.

Update: EuroBSDCon is livestreaming!  (via)

In Other BSDs for 2014/04/26

Another active week.

In Other BSDs for 2014/04/12

Some out-of-the-ordinary things this week.

Tokyo meeting and Open Network Hardware

I was remiss in not posting this before it happened, but Issac (.ike) Levy of NYCBUG went to Tokyo to talk about the translation efforts for pfSense, on the 17th.  He posted a summary of his talk and slides.

Normally I would be posting this in an “In Other BSDs” Saturday item, but the summary page includes links on Open Network Hardware, which .ike and I talked about at NYCBSDCon.  I wanted to create a separate post for it, but he’s got all the links piled in with his talk summary already.

The hardware I want to see as a real product is the Intel ONP Switch Reference Design.  (PDF)   Having a device that looks like a switch but is actually a normal computer with a lot of network ports – that can run BSD – opens up a huge range of network possibilities.

In Other BSDs for 2014/01/25

Back to relatively normal volume, this week.