Updating vyatta - Vieochat free
And being a bit of a network guy anyway, I actually prefer the straightforward CLI interface to the web interface of pf Sense — though in fairness, I do find the pf Sense web UI more appealing than many of its proprietary competitors.If you’re interested in a similar solution but you’d prefer a nicely bundled turnkey product (and the accompanying commercial support), I’d strongly recommend looking into Ubituiti’s Edge Max line of routers.
The new Vy OS rig performs better than my old pf Sense box.
The WLB function in Vy OS lacks the capability of monitoring the dynamic gateway for health checks as a variable.
Thus the monitor target for the mandatory gateway health check must be updated manually if it changes when the lease is renewed.
In my case both carriers give leases on the order of six months to a year, so the impact of this shortcoming is negligible.
Still, I’ve filed a bug (well, more of a feature request really), so we’ll see what comes of it.
I’m happy to report that Vy OS covered all the bases nicely.
I’m using WAN load balancing for all outbound connections across two distinct and asymmetric Internet providers.
A few months back I wrote a bit about my unusual home network topology and, in particular, how I’d been planning to modernize it.
Though it had worked pretty well for years already, the aim then was to improve it further by moving the firewall to newer, more power-efficient hardware and from pf Sense to Vyatta, my favorite network operating system.
You see, much like Fredo Corleone in The Godfather Part II, Vyatta broke my heart, and is now dead to me.
As it turned out, the community builds of Vyatta hadn’t been updated since the company’s acquisition by Brocade.
Since there doesn’t seem to be any interest on the part of Brocade in maintaining Vyatta’s open source codebase or its community any longer, Vy OS has stepped in to pick up the slack.