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  • Wow, looks indeed pretty efficient.
    Could you tell us more about security rules you implemented?

    And I'm also curious about power consumption?  Wood is not enough to decide this is green IT isn't it?



  • This might run against the grain but I think the overheads of manual handling might be cause for concern - or was that knot a problem?


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    @chris4916:

    Wow, looks indeed pretty efficient.

    The round tip time is really low and produces a nice soft effect inside the packets.

    @chris4916:

    Could you tell us more about security rules you implemented?

    There is a chip deflector to prevent unwanted traffic from being transferred to inappropriate places.

    @chris4916:

    And I'm also curious about power consumption?  Wood is not enough to decide this is green IT isn't it?

    It does draw quite a lot of power, though the material it uses is a renewable resource.

    @biggsy:

    This might run against the grain but I think the overheads of manual handling might be cause for concern - or was that knot a problem?

    One wood think so, but I find it's acceptable. I have not yet bought the templates for optimized packet shaping, so there is room for improvement.



  • @jimp:

    There is a chip deflector to prevent unwanted traffic from being transferred to inappropriate places.

    For sure this will help a lot. Still, please do not take it the wrong way, I wonder how you are going to ensure there is no forged packet like the one hereafter  ???



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    While that packet may look good on the wire, it would be destroyed upon contact with the router's interface.



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  • Have you managed to do any throughput testing?

    I imagine you must have a bit-bucket lying around to catch the bits and packets flying through.

    Wood be interesting to time it and see how long it takes to fill from a routed packet.



  • While your new router looks great, I ran across some readily available and inexpensive (< $10)  kits for forged packets that may cause you some concern.

    While the forged packets are not perfect (you can definitely see mis-alignments and stray bits), they are very robust and would probably cause your router some real damage upon contact , perhaps even complete DOS.



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    @divsys:

    Have you managed to do any throughput testing?

    Not yet, but rough estimates put it at a few million particles per second

    @divsys:

    I imagine you must have a bit-bucket lying around to catch the bits and packets flying through.

    Alas, I have no packet capture setup here.

    @divsys:

    While your new router looks great, I ran across some readily available and inexpensive (< $10)  kits for forged packets that may cause you some concern.

    While the forged packets are not perfect (you can definitely see mis-alignments and stray bits), they are very robust and would probably cause your router some real damage upon contact , perhaps even complete DOS.

    I get the distinct impression those would be too small to pass and would be quite unstable. When faced with that type of packet, this router would probably either pass over them entirely, drop them to the floor, or eject them against the chip deflector.



  • Pun overload. Freaking awesome. 9001 points, you win an interweb.



  • LOL

    Who will now truly install Pfsense in a router?
    I mean the casing is big enough to house a Intel nuc or so plus an extra usb nic so it would be rather fun to do it
    Making PFsense a true router OS :)



  • Can you protect the electronics from the router motor vibration and electrical noise so the device can be used simultaneously in both router modes?



  • Reminds me of an old SNL skit:

    -"It's a dessert topping!"
      -"No, it's floor wax!" ….......


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    @phil.davis:

    Can you protect the electronics from the router motor vibration and electrical noise so the device can be used simultaneously in both router modes?

    Of course, duh! In fact, those vibrations silently compress the data to achieve transfer speeds higher than the wire speed…  8) 8) 8)


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