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  • #422

    Hans
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    I’m keeping an eye on FreeBSD, pfSense.org and Reddit for ports towards pfSense on EspressoBIN.

    Waiting for boards getting to the right developers.

    #462

    Trblz
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    Awesome!

    #522

    WzL
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    Yesterday i received the 2GB espressobin, so testing can take of. Is there already some progress on the PFsense espressobin release? Until now it is pretty silent surrounding espressobin and pfSense. Is there a daily dev source with any testing / beta code? Until now I only find amd64 arch downloads ?!

    #524

    Trblz
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    No updates yet, see the links in the first post. Hopefully sometimes tThompson/tkaiser will add support for pfsense to new SBCs. No word from them yet.

    #531

    gonzopancho
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    It’s so weird that you guys are talking about pfSense on espresso.bin. 😉

    #535

    WzL
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    Yes it is, on pfSense forum one developer replies that no separate topic for espressobin should be created, because they are simply not working on it.

    I guess, one can wait forever for pfSense to be available on Espressobin platform. I simply don’t see it happening in the near future. Oppertunity missed there in my opinion.

    #536

    gonzopancho
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    Step one is to get freeBSD running.

    Just like we did for the Armada 385 board we’re bringing to market now.

    #878

    0000
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    Whoever decided that they can’t be bothered with a pfSense image obviously doesn’t know what pfSense is.

    I was thinking of giving the espressobin bundled with pfSense to friends and family members.

    It can sit next to the modem and not use a lot of power like a desktop, while being cheap.

    #879

    gonzopancho
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    Welp, I guess you’re right. I better go read up on what pfSense is, and who is responsible for it.

    Unless you want to explain it to me.

    Jim

    #881

    Trblz
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    please check https://forum.pfsense.org/index.php?topic=120015.msg701588#msg701588 on why (from pfSense point of view) there is no pfSense.

    In short it’s due to the lack of Marvell support for FreeBSD, a driver/kernel issue.

    For this I can’t blame pfSense company/community. If any Globalscale, as Marvell partner, could help here but I did not see them much active on this forum 🙁

    #882

    gonzopancho
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    Trust me, if it was easy, I’d already have pfSense running on the Armada 3700.

    #1128

    tkaiser
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    @gonzopancho: I assume on your R-1 it will be possible to do the same u-boot VOODOO as on the Clearfog to make the M.2 B key slots and/or the mPCIe useable with mechanical M.2/mSATA to SATA converters?

    Talking about patches like this: https://github.com/armbian/build/blob/master/patch/u-boot/u-boot-mvebu/slot0%3Dsata_1%3Dsata.patch.disabled

    #1154

    gonzopancho
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    @tkaiser it’s likely possible, but I’m not that interested in it. R-1 has 2 M.2 SATA slots and a separate miniPCIe.

    In other news, I’ll be starting on a port of pfSense to the 3700 when I return from this trip to Europe.

    #1155

    WzL
    Participant

    Say whutt?? That is awesome, no, groundbreaking, no better, earth shattering, blackhole gathering news!! Where can I sign up for beta testing please?!

    #1158

    tkaiser
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    @gonzopancho: I see (and should’ve zoomed into the PCB picture earlier — SATA and SATA/USB are clearly silkscreened next to both M.2 slots 🙂 ). In other words: your R1 with modded enclosure could make up for a nice small NAS too (providing 2, 4 or even 6 SATA ports when adding an ASM106x or even 88SE9215 via PCIe).

    Great to hear that you start to bring FreeBSD/pfSense support to the 3700. I lost a bit the interest in EspressoBin in between due to Marvell/GlobalScale showing zero interest in small(er) open source communities like us (Armbian) but recently community members managed to build up-to-date ATF/u-boot combinations for 1G/2G variants with a couple of different CPU/DRAM clockspeeds (based on u-boot 17.10.1 and either atf1.3-17.10 or atf1.3-17.08 based on DRAM size) so it starts to get interesting again.

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