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  • #1159
    gonzopancho
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    If I’d wanted to build a 4-port NAS, I’d have used a A388, though we’d still be limited by the 5 SERDES.

    The SG-3100 is built to run pfSense.

    This site is about espresso.bin, we should talk about it here.

    #1447
    gonzopancho
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    I’ll just leave these here:

    pfSense on espresso.bin
    bootlog

    The load is high because the kernel is compiled with DEBUG enabled.

    #1448
    WzL
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    Wow, just ….. wow!

    #1449
    sk.mskumar
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    That is cool, can you share the steps?

    #1450
    gonzopancho
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    It’s not ready yet. Still boots of USB, instead of eMMC.

    #1451
    WzL
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    Will it ever be ready, there’ll be always something that needs work and/or attention?!

    #1454
    pacman
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    It’s always a good idea to give the developers some air and time to make the product feel good.
    I know this, because I’ve been a software developer myself.
    Personally I’d prefer that the developers feel good about a release rather than meeting a certain deadline.

    -But you could of course send in a request to become a tester of the ExpressoBIN version and hope you’ll be accepted; being a tester will mean real hard work and writing detailed reports and performing tests and analyzing them – all the boring stuff that no end-user wants to do… 😉

    #1455
    Trblz
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    Awesome news! Looking forward to use pfSense on the bin. Now I need to wait to get it for my moving to complete …. in about 6 weeks.

    What are skills are needed to debug pfsense? At the level of kernel driver debugging?

    I have done debugging and modifications to openWRT solutions (ITUS Shield) as the creators stopped supporting it.

    #1462
    sk.mskumar
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    @gonzopancho – let me know if you need help testing. I can spend some time.

    #1464
    Trblz
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    @gonzopancho – i managed to get my EspressoBIN out of storage, let me know if i can help 🙂

    #1472
    whitey
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    Let me know when the espressobin pfsense image is ready and how to acquire, very interested in testing. AMAZING work!

    #1495
    pacman
    Participant

    @gonzopancho – I’d like to test out pfSense on my (two) EspressoBIN boards when they arrive as well.
    My boards are 2GB (I believe that many are 1GB, so it might make a difference performance wise).
    I do not know yet if my boards have eMMC, but I do plan on attaching a 2.5″ WD Red harddisk (especially for logging).
    I’ve ordered a USB3-to-Ethernet adapter, which works with Armbian; I don’t expect that it will work with pfSense, but since it already works with Armbian, the source code for the driver must be availble – that might make support possible.
    (I’ll also be ordering a Marvell based Mini-PCIe-to-4-port-SATA adapter).

    #1506
    slaeyer
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    I have been actively looking for a pfSense/OPNSense capable SBC for some time now. I really don’t have the room nor the electricity budget to install an old PC in my network closet but I’m tired of off the shelf router’s and their limited functionality.

    An Espressobin running pfSense seems to be the perfect fit for my home network with all the features I’m after!

    #1509
    pacman
    Participant

    @slaeyer – as a bonus, you’ll get a device that…

    • Uses very little power: Less than 2W (normally around 1W. -Since it’s on 24/7, this is significant for electricity bills.
    • Makes no noise (itøs fanless).
    • Can easily be run on ‘green power’ – eg. solar/wind power.
    • Can run on a cheap home-made UPS using two diodes and a battery.

    Note: I’ll be running mine with a WD Red drive, which uses 0.2W idle power and 1.4W read/write power. The drive will not be powered by the EspressoBIN. So in theory, I shouldn’t need a 12V PSU.

    #1644
    Trblz
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    Hi @gonzopancho

    any news on making pfSense run on eMMC? Otherwise I’m happy to test it from USB too.

    cheers

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