[Soekris] 6501 with OpenBSD as firewall

Christian Weisgerber naddy at mips.inka.de
Tue Mar 18 13:58:21 CET 2014

On 2014-03-16, Marc Balmer <marc at msys.ch> wrote:

> What are "people's" experiences with the net 6501 and (recent)
> OpenBSDs, for firewalling and VPN purposes?

It works. *shrug*

There are two issues to be aware of:

* Some mSATA SSDs are not detected reliably at boot.  The KingSpec
  modules sold by Wim work, but the Transcend ones offered by Soekris
  are flakey.

* The OpenBSD installer does not recognize the 6501 as a multiprocessor
  system and will only install an SP kernel by default.  A manually
  installed MP kernel recognizes the 6501 as a dual-CPU system,

Christian "naddy" Weisgerber                          naddy at mips.inka.de

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