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    With their recent announcement of pfSense Plus I guess the claims of this article are more true than ever.

    I see where Netgate is coming from: they need something to guarantee themselves revenue, but sleazy tactics like this (do read that linked announcement for some amazing marketing spinning) leaves a very bad taste in my mouth.

    A bit of a shame as I’m a very happy user of pfSense for years now

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      Netgate’s douchebag moves on OPNSense made me stop even considering using their products.

      But then I started reading a bit about their TNSR (closed source except for the open source components they are using) and was a bit tempted due to reasons.

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      Oh wow, I never knew. I guess I’ll set up opnsense if my firewall ever gives me trouble.

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        Ouch. Never knew this was the case. Guess I’ll be looking at replacing it with opnsense. Kind of sad to see my 499 day uptime go up in flames :( pcengines hardware is remarkably reliable!

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          I recently used ubuntu server to make a wired firewall / home router / pihole on an rpi4. Takes a lot of work to figure out but it seems like there is potential for a simple web-gui to configure it all. I’ve had no problem with throughput or resource usage or latency.

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            OpenWRT has snapshot support for the rPi4 (and full support for previous models). I use it with two TP-Link UE300s and get full gigabit throughput. The web UI and package ecosystem are fantastic, and configuration from scratch shouldn’t take more than a couple of hours for a new user. Happy to answer any questions 👍

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              This! I haven’t tried OpenWRT on rPi4 yet, but I’m using it on a rPi3 with low bandwidth requirements (due to obvious reasons) and it has been great so far.

              I just wished I could run VyOS on a rPi4 at some point.

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                I had looked at openwrt. I previously had really good experience running ddwrt on an old dlink router.

                One thing I wanted to do this time was to run pihole and that looked a bit tricky to do with the openwrt setup. Maybe in the future I can virtualized the rpi to make it more possible. At the end of the day I guess I really just needed the FTL instead of dnsmasq.

                The ubuntu was also a learning experience for me with ipv6. I struggled a lot trying to get that to work. In fact I’m still stuck with having to manually run dhclient after boot because the network manager didn’t seem to obey they config.

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                Even a rPi3 should have CPU horsepower enough to handle a lot of traffic - but it’s limited by it’s NIC effectively being a USB device, limiting it to ~300 Mbps.

                If you try OpenWRT you’ll get the web ui you are thinking of, but not pihole as such. But then you’d have an excuse to buy another rPi4 ;)

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                  The rpi4 has the fast usb 3 so I get full gigabit out of the native for lan and usb for wan. I don’t have gigabit internet (150mbps) and my load is basically <1%.