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General Discussion / Win10 vlans working finally
« on: January 20, 2018, 09:43:34 am »
I checked for new Intel NIC drivers, saw an update from early Dec, installed them and noticed that vLans were working in Win10. At least for my Intel NIC, the only nic I use, vLans have not been working since Win10 was released. Intel claimed everything was working prior to Win10 RTM. Intel, Realtek and Broadcom blamed Microsoft and Microsoft blamed them. I'm not sure who fixed it an when, but it was not working back in Nov and now it is.

I forgot I was plugged into an untagged port and wasted a lot of time trying to figure out how to connect to my switch again. Why could pfSense ping my switch but my desktop couldn't?!... stupid me.

General Discussion / My quality Graph History
« on: January 14, 2018, 03:45:15 pm »
Fun to look at one's history.

Monitoring my link got boring, so I switched to Google's public servers. They were quite noisy, which was annoying, but towards the end there was those two large bursts of loss. The was the end of my limit. My connection was fine, just their servers or my path to them was unstable. I looked for a more stable alternative that was a public server. That's when I noticed Level3's DNS servers.

About once a year, my ISP does unannounced maintenance that lasts 5-15 minutes around 1am-3am, causing my link to go down. When this happens, DPinger throws a fit and doesn't restart itself. I hadn't looked at my quality graphs in a long while before I noticed the issue. Restarted the service.

General Discussion / fq_Codel UI
« on: January 07, 2018, 12:48:15 pm »
I cannot wait for this to be in pfSense. Then we can just make a sticky in the Traffic Shaping forum and tell everyone to use it.

General Discussion / NBase-T Buffalo
« on: December 21, 2017, 09:00:53 pm »

I only recently found out about this 12 or 8 port NBase-T switch with vLans from buffalotech. Anyone know much about this brand? I've heard of them and heard they have good opensource supporting home router/firewalls, but that's about it.

edit: Noticed no latency or pps specs

edit2: Found this claiming 10us forwarding latency, which is quite worse than my HP-1810's 2.3us

General Discussion / I can smell 2.4!
« on: September 16, 2017, 10:20:41 am »
Was stuck in the 90s, then one day out of the blue, it dropped into the 60s, slowly broke into the 50s, but went back up to the 60s and held. Now it's suddenly down to 14 bugs opened! AT this rate, 2.4 will be out before 2.3.4_2 .

General Discussion / FreeBSD 11.1 - Compressed ARC
« on: July 26, 2017, 07:03:23 pm »

11.1 is released now. Just noticed it now supports the compressed ARC feature. this affects both ARC and L2ARC, if I remember correctly.

General Discussion / Say hello to Karl
« on: July 06, 2017, 01:26:06 pm »

General Discussion / FreeBSD Murmur3 and xxHash
« on: June 18, 2017, 01:24:41 pm »
I've been doing some research on fast non-crypto hash algorithms at work and have found that xxHash32/64 are pretty much considered the goto when you need 64bit or smaller results. I remembered that pfSense 2.2 or some other recent version, Incorporated a change a change to the FreeBSD network stack to use Murmur3 and gained something like 3%-12% performance increase for packet forwarding.

Is there a reason why xxHash is not being used since it's about 2-3x faster at hashing, depending on the combination of arch and algorithm?

General Discussion / nVME 1.3
« on: May 24, 2017, 11:36:17 am »

This new feature caught my attention "Directives and Streams".

General Discussion / AMD Ryzen pfSense
« on: May 14, 2017, 01:14:15 pm »
I use a Haswell i5 3.2ghz for my pfSense box, but I wonder how a Ryzen, possibly a single module (Ryzen 5 1500) version would perform.

General Discussion / New prices
« on: April 15, 2017, 10:57:48 am »
Seems my ISP rolled out new prices

70/70 $50
100/100 $60
250/250 $80
500/500 $100

I'm on a grandfathered 150/150 for $50. I really don't want to increase my bill, but that sure is tempting.

General Discussion / 2.4 - Getting there!
« on: January 04, 2017, 10:54:15 am »

64% 248 issues   (124 closed 124 open)

Somewhere between 50% and 64% done!

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