How stable is 2.0 these days?



  • I'm thinking about upgrading to 2.0. I know its still in alpha testing but I only use pfsense for my home router. Yeah its overkill but i'm a IT guy. How stable is it? Basically I use the box as my firewall/port forwarding to my web server, OpenVPN server(this would be a deal breaker as I connect to my network a lot from work), and I use it as wireless access point. Think i would be safe to make the jump or wait till its from RC?

    thanks,

    Cino



  • Very stable here…  ;D

    Home system with voip and a webserver on the system...

    Just my observatrion.  ;)



  • Are you using the TrafficShaper for your VoIP? I haven't activate it yet, but thinking about using it for my OpenVPN connection and keep p2p uploads in there place…



  • No traffic shaper. I dont need it so I havent tried it although if I get time I would like to learn it.
    :)



  • I had a September build of 2.0A-A running on what I like to call a "semi" production environment. About 35 users, DHCP and UPNP enabled, bandwidthd, and shaping turned on for a 20mbps/3mbps connection. It worked great for my guess is 6-7 weeks and then it started to do really weird things. The LAN interface page kept coming up as a 404 error from what I remember and then the internet eventually stopped working. I had to format and do a clean install back to 1.2.

    I really cannot wait until 2.0 becomes a RC, because my experience with those in the past are rock solid!



  • 2.0-ALPHA-ALPHA
    built on Tue Nov 25 14:52:07 EST 2008
    FreeBSD 7.1-PRERELEASE

    dhcp, trafic shaping, bandwidthd, 70Mb/20Mb and 200+ users behind. Working great so far. Ntop failed on this release due to high cpu utilization. I think this happen when a lot of users are online.



  • i played about with it and can't seem to get openvpn to work correctly.. I'll wait for a RC since that is a show-stopper for me



  • Hello,
    I just got killed by a snap yesterday :P
    It's way toooooooooo early to ask. Should you consider 1.2.1-RC4 instead, same kernel/functionality(roughly), but different UI as you know.



  • Snaps should be working pretty good tonite.



  • Hi,

    Ooops, just got killed by 20081223-0735.tgz, okay, loading 1548.tgz :P

    cheers,



  • I also decided to upgrade to 2.0 in these days
    just considering the stability of functions
    I need to use OpenVPN, Dual PPPoE WAN, Outbound Load Balance and common functions like NAT
    Is there anyone has tried the 2.0 Alpha built is stable for all functions above :P
    And I also want to know about the Embedded Version
    Can I make the partition not only 24MB but may be 2GB as the size of my CF card :P
    As I just upgrade my pfSense today and I found it only cost 24MB…....
    I think it is a waste to my card

    Thanks!!



  • @littlekp:

    Can I make the partition not only 24MB but may be 2GB as the size of my CF card :P
    As I just upgrade my pfSense today and I found it only cost 24MB…....
    I think it is a waste to my card

    To answer the off-topic part of your post:
    You are looking at the compressed file. After you expand it to the .img, it's around 123 MB. (And the 2.0 images are 33-some MBs compressed.) There are some pointers to re-sizing the image on the DevWiki here: http://devwiki.pfsense.org/FlashHowTo



  • @Cino:

    I'm thinking about upgrading to 2.0. I know its still in alpha testing but I only use pfsense for my home router. Yeah its overkill but i'm a IT guy. How stable is it? Basically I use the box as my firewall/port forwarding to my web server, OpenVPN server(this would be a deal breaker as I connect to my network a lot from work), and I use it as wireless access point. Think i would be safe to make the jump or wait till its from RC?

    thanks,

    Cino

    Please use 2.0 alpha latest… good stable ...



  • @gladizxx:

    Please use 2.0 alpha latest… good stable ...

    I tried it a couple of weeks ago and I couldn't get OpenVPN to work. That's a deal-breaker for me on the new version.



  • @dotdash:

    @littlekp:

    Can I make the partition not only 24MB but may be 2GB as the size of my CF card :P
    As I just upgrade my pfSense today and I found it only cost 24MB…....
    I think it is a waste to my card

    To answer the off-topic part of your post:
    You are looking at the compressed file. After you expand it to the .img, it's around 123 MB. (And the 2.0 images are 33-some MBs compressed.) There are some pointers to re-sizing the image on the DevWiki here: http://devwiki.pfsense.org/FlashHowTo

    Thanks for information and I will take care about the off topic part
    :P



  • Can anyone whose using multi wan with v2.0 tell me what build date they are using? I've tried numerous snapshots and multi wan seems to be broken, Im sure I read reports here of people successfully getting multi wan working on v2.0.

    Thanks


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