Good day to all!
First of all, sorry for my english. It is not very well, and i hope, everybody could understand my letters
My real name is, of course, not Buddha. It’s Andrey. I am russian. My work is sysem administration. Last months i seek something to switch from Kerio WInroute to. So i used Yandex, Google and so on to find a firewall that meets my needs:
- proxy with URL filtering and log repoting
- DHCP server
- VPN lan-to-lan and roadwarrior. Any kind
- Multi WAN
- maybe something else
Three distro’s took my attension. Fourt’h was Zentyal, but it was so slow, hard and had glitches… So, three: ZeroShell, pfSense and NethServer. I found NS when it was 6.6. And after clean installing it does absolutely nothing. No net, no GUI, just console. And i forgot it for a couple of months. ZeroShell was not bad, but their OpenVPN doesn’t work without some magic. OpenVPN in pfSense allowed me to consolidate two my subnets. It was accceptable but not enough. IPSec in pfSense (2.2.2-…-2.2.4) was just bad. Unstable tunnels. So i turned back to NS. Now it is 6.7, and after last updates it works pretty well. I still not deployed it, but i want to test it deeper. I’m interesting for SAMBA and all around it (fileserver, PDC with LDAP), ejabberd. NS is good and feature rich distro. There was one more CentOS based thing - ClearOS 6.x. But it has not enough features.
My free time… I read science fiction, try to write science fiction. And when my eyes are not too tired after work, i practise in bowshooting