Is Pfsense 2.0 stable enough for a 5 user network?

  • Its been two weeks… I'm curious if things have improved or not. Last time I tried it, it worked great until I was unable to connect to the LAN port. No idea why.

    Then, when I downgraded to pfsense 1.2.3, I had a similar problem. One of my network cards was not working. It was odd but the realtek worked and the 3com did not. I could reasign the network cards, and then it would work... but them stop working. So, I bought a dual port Intel Card and now it seems that problem is solved.

    Basically, I've been having problems getting videocache to work on pfsense 1.2.3. I have reasoned that it has to be because of the version of python that I have installed (2.5.4). It seems buggy. I've tried to upgrade to 2.6 but it did not work that well. What I did is I just changed it so that pkg_add would pull files from /packages-8.0-release/Latest instead of /packages-7.2-release/Latest. Everything installed fine but when I tried to continue with the videocache installation, I got this:

    # python bdist_rpm
    Traceback (most recent call last):
      File "", line 3, in <module>
        import urlgrabber as _urlgrabber
      File "/root/urlgrabber-3.1.0/urlgrabber/", line 53, in <module>
        from grabber import urlgrab, urlopen, urlread
      File "/root/urlgrabber-3.1.0/urlgrabber/", line 377, in <module>
        import urllib2
      File "/usr/local/lib/python2.6/", line 90, in <module>
        import base64
      File "/usr/local/lib/python2.6/", line 10, in <module>
        import binascii
    ImportError: Shared object "" not found, required by ""</module></module></module></module></module>

    Anyhow, its not working. Way too many problems. So, I'm thinking I should upgrade to pfsense 2.0 in hopes that I can get videocache working. We only have a 5 user network… do you think I should give it another go?

    Right now, I've put the old router back in the office so if pfsense 2.0 goes bad on me... I'm the only user that would notice it. Which is good. Better to test it out now, then to have problems later.


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