Hey all, I am new here and just wanted to share my story.
I stumbled onto NethServer after doing a ton of research to try and find a Linux based appliance OS that could competently replace my PFSense machine currently running as my home/lab firewall. All the other more traditional firewall projects built on Linux seem to have very outdated interfaces and are generally pretty sparse in features.
The main reason for the switch is performance, my home internet connection requires the use of PPPoE to connect and FreeBSD’s implementation is single threaded which causes about a 200 megabit performance hit. I am hopeful that Linux has a better implementation that will speed up my connection without having to buy new hardware.
Hopefully some of you have had experience with running NS as a firewall appliance and can comment on performance while running over gigabit PPPoE.