Would this make a good pfSense box?

  • I did a quick search, which did not bring up anything on this device.

    I have one of these:


    It's a Bubba B3, by Excito, which is a nice little home server based on Debian. I've used it for a couple years now, and learned a good bit, but I've gotten to a point with it where I've got some issues with the very locked down version of Debian that comes on it. And the hard drive just died, so I have to set it up anew anyways, and I've been dying to start learning pfSense, and I'm wondering if this would be suitable hardware for it.

    The hardware, from the link:


    • CPU: ARM-based 1.2 GHz network processor
    • Memory: 512 MB internal high-speed DDR-II RAM, running at 800 MHz.
    • Network: 2 x Gigabit Ethernet interfaces. Router + firewall.
    • WiFi: 802.11 abgn, dual band, 2 x MIMO
    • USB: 2 x USB 2.0 High-Speed
    • eSATA: 3 Gbps
    • Size: 4.5 x 1.8 x 7.3 in  (115 x 45 x 185 mm)
    • Weight: 1220g Aluminum casing (with 500GB disk, weight is disk dependent)
    • Power: 8W with 2TB disk, 5W with SSD
    • External adapter, 100-240V
    • Sound level: Fanless! Noise < 20 dB active
    • Theft protection: K-Lock security slot

    Any thoughts? Should I just buy a new HD and load pfSense? Or should I put something together that's a little better suited for it?



  • PF sense is not supported on ARM.

  • @tester_02:

    PF sense is not supported on ARM.


    Oh well, thanks.

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