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  Reply # 1392959 23-Sep-2015 18:44
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edc: I've read the replies, thank you.

How do I set Ubuntu up, with two NICs, to connect to Vodafone UFB please?




The answer is don't do it.

Set up a machine dedicated to being the router and nothing else, possibly a firewall distro like www.pfsense.org would do the trick. Its designed to be secure from the start and based on FreeBSD so its more secure than linux already. A Ubuntu install will not give you a secure firewall.




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  Reply # 1393106 23-Sep-2015 21:46
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And the Edge router runs vyata on Debian Linux. So you get to run a Linux firewall with a tiny device that uses hardly any power compared to a desktop pic. And no fans either. And since it runs on 9 to 24V DC. It is really easy to make a 12v UPS for it.





 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1394772 26-Sep-2015 11:09
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RouterOS hardware will be fine for what you are going to throw at it. I have seen small mikrotiks run some very large sites. And if you are really going to have an awful lot of routing rules there are always cloudcore routers (which are overkill for a single UFB connection in my opinion). Any of these will be better than a pc running Ubuntu, they have the right types of processors for these jobs etc and will be secure out of the box. They are cheap too.





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  Reply # 1394859 26-Sep-2015 14:56
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Ive temporarily placed an old rb433 on a 100/20 PPPoE ufb connection and it does 90mb

^ agree.

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  Reply # 1394891 26-Sep-2015 15:41
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+1 for pfSense on its own piece of hardware. You'll be glad you did it that way instead of fudging a Ubuntu install. Plus, BSD packet filter > linux IP tables.

I was initially running my pfSense firewall virtualised on the same box as my Arch server. Although the VM attack surface is pretty small, I still feel much better to now have my firewall / UTM on a totally separate box.

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  Reply # 1394934 26-Sep-2015 17:12
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Aredwood: And the Edge router runs vyata on Debian Linux. So you get to run a Linux firewall with a tiny device that uses hardly any power compared to a desktop pic. And no fans either. And since it runs on 9 to 24V DC. It is really easy to make a 12v UPS for it.


I switched to the EdgeRouter and have zero regrets. I can 100% blame you since you're on the same UFB plan as me and always recommended it.




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  Reply # 1395031 26-Sep-2015 20:05
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michaelmurfy:
Aredwood: And the Edge router runs vyata on Debian Linux. So you get to run a Linux firewall with a tiny device that uses hardly any power compared to a desktop pic. And no fans either. And since it runs on 9 to 24V DC. It is really easy to make a 12v UPS for it.


I switched to the EdgeRouter and have zero regrets. I can 100% blame you since you're on the same UFB plan as me and always recommended it.


Don't you think the Edgerouter is rather average when comparing to a Mikrotik though?! Sure hardware wise they are equivalent but software wise RouterOS walks all over whatever it is Edgerouter offers.

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chevrolux: Don't you think the Edgerouter is rather average when comparing to a Mikrotik though?! Sure hardware wise they are equivalent but software wise RouterOS walks all over whatever it is Edgerouter offers.


Except if you want UDP for your openVPN, in which case you're out of luck with RouterOS. A niggly and small point perhaps, but it stopped me from using Mikrotik, and tipped me toward other choices i.e. pfSense. That said, having the choice is great!

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  Reply # 1395072 26-Sep-2015 22:25
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sultanoswing:
chevrolux: Don't you think the Edgerouter is rather average when comparing to a Mikrotik though?! Sure hardware wise they are equivalent but software wise RouterOS walks all over whatever it is Edgerouter offers.


Except if you want UDP for your openVPN, in which case you're out of luck with RouterOS. A niggly and small point perhaps, but it stopped me from using Mikrotik, and tipped me toward other choices i.e. pfSense. That said, having the choice is great!


Interesting.. I stick to L2TP (or PPTP if i must) for VPN's. Simple one stop shop for your 'road warriors' as well as site-to-site when coupled with IPsec.

Overall though, RouterOS sh*ts on Edgerouter... fullstop.

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  Reply # 1395074 26-Sep-2015 22:30
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chevrolux:
michaelmurfy:
Aredwood: And the Edge router runs vyata on Debian Linux. So you get to run a Linux firewall with a tiny device that uses hardly any power compared to a desktop pic. And no fans either. And since it runs on 9 to 24V DC. It is really easy to make a 12v UPS for it.


I switched to the EdgeRouter and have zero regrets. I can 100% blame you since you're on the same UFB plan as me and always recommended it.


Don't you think the Edgerouter is rather average when comparing to a Mikrotik though?! Sure hardware wise they are equivalent but software wise RouterOS walks all over whatever it is Edgerouter offers.


I agree. The Mikrotik is a very good platform but the bonus (for me) with the Edgerouter is being able to run a couple of scripts via a cron job directly to utilise the dns4me dnsmasq configuration file. Hardware wise the Edgerouter is superior over the Mikrotik RB2011iL-IN of which I have used before (same price bracket).




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