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BSDRP 1.60 is out with new features:
* A new fresh installation needs 1GB disk size, but upgrade image are still compliant for previous installation on 512MB disks.
* Upgraded to FreeBSD 10.3-RELEASE-p2
* Drivers added: sfxge (Solarflare 10Gb Ethernet adapter driver) and if_disc (software discard network interface)
* New package: ntraceroute (Path MTU discovery, AS lookup)

Some bugs fixes:
* Fix dhcprelya CPU usage
* Fix pf-scrub on bridge (FreeBSD's PR 185633)

A list of updated packages:
* bird to 1.6.0
* exabgp to 3.4.16
* iperf to 3.1.3
* isc-dhcp43-server to 4.3.4
* monit to 5.19
* openvpn to 3.12
* strongswan to 5.5

This release should be the last based on FreeBSD 10.3, the next will be on based on FreeBSD 11.0.

More details on the full release notes.

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One year (2015) of #FreeBSD 11-head forwarding performance (including pf/ipfw impact) evolution on a small Netgate platform. This bench needs 765 reboots (51 images, 3 config setup, 5 run with a reboot between each tests). And the RCC-VE 4860 has a very short BIOS POST delay.
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How to build a 10Mpps #FreeBSD  Router
First you need a server, with a minimum of 8 cores and a good NIC. My setup is this one: HP ProLiant DL360p Gen8: 8 cores Intel Xeon E5-2650 @ 2.60GHz; Quad port 10 Gigabit Chelsio TS540-CR. The first step is to entering the UEFI and disabling Hyper-Threading. (note to myself: Need to generate ...
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+Michael Gmelin oops, thanks!
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A little preview of improvement brings by melifaro@ on https://svnweb.freebsd.org/base/projects/routing/
Right now, linear forwarding performance scale up to 4 cores, and troubleshooting on-going for scaling up to 8 cores and more ;-)
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Packets forwarding performance on different hardware
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BSDRP 1.59 out: Upgraded to FreeBSD 10.3 and MLVPN added.
Downloads section: BSD Router Project images/firmwares and system integrity reference files
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BSDRP 1.58 is out:
- Upgraded to 10.2-RELEASE-p8
- Disable Chelsio NIC features useless in a simple router (cxgbe.toecaps_allowed=0)
- Disable vlan_hwtso feature by default
- Added an installation helper option: "system install <target-disk>"
- Added userland symbols/debug in the debug archive
- Serial port default speed is now set to 115200 bauds (new installation), an upgrade will not change the previous console speed
- New packages: iperf 3.1 and flashrom
Downloads section: BSD Router Project images/firmwares and system integrity reference files
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If you want to try the experimental improvement of FreeBSD routing code, or playing with netmap-fwd: Here is a BSDRP image for tests. It need a 1Gb disk for new install, but the upgrade image is compliant with existing 512Mb BSDRP installation.
[CFT] projects/routing + tryforward and netmap-fwd. Olivier Cochard-Labbé olivier at cochard.me. Tue Oct 27 15:27:14 UTC 2015. Previous message (by thread): [Bug 196361] Constrain IPv6 routes to each FIB (Consistent with IPv4 route behaviour); Messages sorted by: [ date ] [ thread ] [ subject ] ...
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New #FreeBSD forwarding mode based on netmap comming presented during #EuroBSDcon. Impressive first result! 
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Improvement brings by projects/routing (Alexander V. Chernikov) on FreeBSD packet forwarding performance. Linear scalability up to 8 cores ;-) I didn't have more powerfull server on my bench lab
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+Benjamin Cronce We still don't know, need to study pmcstat.
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BSDRP 1.57 out: Upgraded to FreeBSD 10.2-RELEASE, openvpn to 2.3.8 and strongswan to 5.3.2.
Downloads section: BSD Router Project images/firmwares and system integrity reference files
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BSD Router Project (BSDRP) is an embedded free and open source router distribution based on FreeBSD with Quagga and Bird.
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