[Soekris] Home Network Setup
chris at laotzu.tk
Mon Apr 17 15:46:58 UTC 2006
With your PBX, are you running
anything like the X101P card?
This sounds like the same thing that I am
planning; however, I had planned to use
OPENBSD. That is until I planned to use the
X101P which is not yet (might be now)
supported in OPENBSD. I just was not sure
about how the soekris would handle the load.
If you could give me any input on or off list
it would be greatly appreciated.
Why do you want the router on the cable side?
Also, I don't really
understand the need for redundant firewalls
(especially for a home
network). I would expect the soekris box to
be one of the least likely
points of failure. CARP and pfsync sounds
I have a soekris 4801 with a 20Gig HD and a
CM9 wireless card. It runs
FreeBSD 6.1 RC1 and acts as a NATting
firewall, mail server with SPAM
detection, IMAP server, asterisk PBX, DNS
server, and DynDNS client.
My cable connection comes into one of the
soekris ethernet ports. This
has a dynamic IP address allocated by my
cable provider. The soekris box
uses dyndns.org to give itself a name.
Another soekris ethernet port is connected to
a simple 8 port hub which
connects to all my wired devices (a Windows
desktop, a headless FreeBSD
server, a Windows digital video recorder, an
IP phone, and an analogue
telephone adapter). My wife's laptop connects
wirelessly. The wired and
wireless networks have static IP addresses
and are bridged by the
The devices on the wired and wireless
networks have their default
gateway set to the static IP address of the
soekris box. It routes and
NATs for all of them out and in the cable
Does that sound like what you're after. I can
give you more details if
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