[Linux-aus] strange LAN congestion problem
paul at gear.dyndns.org
Tue Jun 17 21:19:13 EST 2014
I'm not trying to start a fight, but I can't understand why anyone who
subscribes to the principles of Linux Australia would want to run
RouterOS. It's Linux, but with all of the freedom, power, and
customisability cut out. Mikrotik's hardware is certainly attractive in
terms of value for money and reliability (although I've had my share of
issues with their power supplies), but I'd never use a Mikrotik if a
Ubiquiti EdgeMax  or a generic PC  running VyOS  (or any of the
dozens of x86 firewall/UTM distros) would do the job.
 http://global.shuttle.com/products/productsDetail?productId=1745 is
about the closest thing I've found to router-style hardware in the x86
world. Anyone tried them?
 http://vyos.net/ - this is my personal favourite, but I'm a bit
biased since I'm a minor contributor to the project.
On 06/17/2014 02:34 PM, Stephen Argent wrote:
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> Definitely agree re:RouterOS. Slightly learning curve if you come from stuff like Endian or pfSense, but a great product once you get your head around the differences.
> - -Stephen
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> On 17 June 2014 11:51:43 GMT+09:30, Jeremy Visser <jeremy at visser.name> wrote:
>> On 16/06/14 21:17, Daniel Bryan wrote:
>>> I'm running a Mikrotik 450G, and after a few hours of initial futzing
>>> to get OpenWRT built and flashed it's been remarkably reliable.
>> The built-in RouterOS is far more fully-featured and easier to
>> configure than OpenWrt (albeit proprietary), so I would recommend first
>> seeing if RouterOS meets your needs before looking at OpenWrt.
>> In my case, I wanted to run Asterisk, so I did end up putting OpenWrt
>> on my RB450G, but I use a separate RB750GL running RouterOS as my main
>> home router.
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