Olivier Cochard-Labbé, an IP routing expert and founder of FreeNAS (a FreeBSD based Network-Attached-Storage system), has released the first alpha (0.1) image of his new project: BSD Router Project - http://bsdrp.net
bsdrp is an open source customised distribution of FreeBSD dedicated to offering IP routing services for small ISP’s.
The release 0.1 of BSDRP is a fully working prototype, to be used on real or virtual machines that boot from ATA device only (not usb).
This first release includes:
- Base FreeBSD 8.0-CURRENT system (NanoBSD) for i386
- Customized script (config, upgrade, help, command completion, etc…)
- Quagga ready to use (OSPFv2, OSPFv3, RIP, RIPng and BGP)
You may ask, what is the difference between BSDRP and m0n0wall of pfSense.
- The main goal of BSDRP is not firewalling but routing. If you need a firewall don’t use BSDRP: Use m0n0wall or pfSense.
- BSDRP is not for a home use, but for compagny use (small ISP’s for example).
- BSDRP doesn’t have a Web GUI: It’s to be configured from a CLI only (like Cisco or Juniper)
- pfSense can be used for routing, but Olivier wanted to set up a Cisco or Juniper like project just for routing.
Thanks, Olivier, for contacting me to announce this project. If you have any (new) FreeBSD related products or services that you want to announce, submit it here.