If I were programmer



  • Instead of a Network professional…

    I would focus on this things:

    • 802.11n

    • multi-SSID

    • IPv6

    I know, that a) and b) are a problem of the OS and the Developers generally dislike c)

    No misunderstandings, please. I am a longtime FreeBSD user and fan. pfSense has also a great coolness factor.
    But do not forget, what the market does. I realize that these features are more and more a standard in cheap consumer hardware.

    Look at my example: I had a WRAP with 2 Atheros cards. One for Guests, one for Business.
    Now I am forced to go to 802.11n. Even if i like to buy two new N-Cards, i cannot use them. Changing to Zeroshell for this features? I think for now I buy something like cisco 1250 http://www.level-one.de/levelone.php?page=prod&cat=7026&model=WAP-6010 or  Netgear WNR3500L and connect it preferably via tagged VLAN's to WRAP or maybe ALIX, i have plenty of them.

    Just want to share my thougts. Maybe pfSense goes just the natural way my ZX81, C64 and ATARI has gone?


  • Rebel Alliance Developer Netgate

    Actually… a) is the OS lacking driver support (though there may be one or two N cards supported in FreeBSD 8.0). b) is coming in 2.0, as VAPs are supported on FreeBSD 8.0, and as for c), there was a branch where work on this was happening, but I don't know if it has seen any work recently. Not many (any?) of the developers have IPv6 networks which they maintain. Someone with deep pockets could step up and fund a bounty for that.



  • Exactly what I try to say. I support pfSense from time to time. But such things are brutal. If there is another project that has the nedded Killer-Features, there are not even "lower Pockets" here to support or to set Bounties. They just move to XY..


  • Rebel Alliance Developer Netgate

    If enough people get together and pool money for a bounty, it can add up fast.

    Or if someone with the skills to handle the feature comes along and wants to donate their time, that is always appreciated too.

    Such is the nature of open source software.


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