I’m quite ashamed of myself for taking so long to reply to you. Several
things kept me from doing so, among them the current situation in my
country (which has heavy effects on me) and the fact that, being a kind of
newbie into the Linux world, I haven’t been able to post a succesful story.
Please accept my apologies.
Ok, I’ll try to explain my story the best I can:
I’ve been using NethServer for almost a year as a file server. Following a
catastrophic theft on the company (which, btw, left us with only some
mouses, keyboards and UPSs) we needed to setup ASAP a basic file server to
host the, somewhat, ERP system (Windows based) and file sharing. I chose
NethServer after reading about it on DistroWatch and I liked a lot of
things about it, from the base system it’s based on, the philosophy behind
the project, the nice and welcoming atmosphere on the forums, to the design
and feel of the webpage. I must congratulate you and the team on all those
I would like to use NethServer as a gateway for our network and that’s
where I found some troubles that I can’t figure out. The GW would be
installed as a VM running on Proxmox using a somewhat aging HP Proliant G5
with 3 NICs, two of those connected to two ISPs and the other to the
network. NethServer would do load balancing and failover (Internet
providers suck around here). The trouble arises as follows: At install and
shortly after it, the two external nics are detected as active, everything
works, but after some time one of them appears offline and I haven’t been
able to change that no matter what. Of course, my skills are very limited.
I took a snapshot of the vm with the functioning nics to see if I could
find something that triggers the mentioned behaviour to no avail. I gave up
on that, the vm has been turned off since then. I have since been using
ClearOS as a replace but, between you and me, I’m not enjoying it.
That’s it. That’s how things have fared around here. I really like the
NethServer ecosystem and I want to use and explore it in its fullest but,
given my experience, I think it’s gonna take a while.
Thanks for reaching out, that makes us newcomers feel really welcome. And
again, great job on building such a nice community.
Have a nice day.