Firewall throughput measurements: OPNsense on APU4d4, OPNsense in a Proxmox VM, and OpenWRT on Turris Omnia
Getting OPNsense to perform well on a low-powered CPU, e.g. the APU4d4 board, can be tricky. As there are some open questions, this post summarizes some measurements taken in a home lab setup.
Last updated on 2022-11-20
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Enabling per-device traffic analysis with separate VLANs, 802.1x MAC based authentication, and OpenWRT
Why For analysing what devices do on a network - specifically the shared medium of a wireless LAN - just packet tracing based on IP address is often not sufficient. There are multicasts, the initial DHCP requests, and potentially other types of traffic not captured by that.
Last updated on 2020-12-18
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Transparent Tor-ifying VLAN (separated WLAN SSID) with OpenWRT
Why Tor allows to anonymize Internet traffic through onion routing, typically via 3 separate hops. At INS, we run one of the fastest Tor exit nodes in Austria, and provide statistical data on its usage.
Last updated on 2019-04-11
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IPsec/L2TP gateway for Android and iPhone clients on OpenWRT
How to set up an OpenWRT router/gateway as an IPsec/L2TP gateway for Andoid and iPhone clients The only “reasonable” (that is, not counting PPTP due to its known security issues) VPN protocol supported by default on non-rooted / non-jailbroken Android / iPhone phones as clients is the combination of IPsec and L2TP.
Last updated on 2019-03-24
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