[Ukfreebsd] Internal ADSL2 Card

Mark Blackman mark at blackmans.org
Wed Jan 28 13:33:36 GMT 2009


On 28 Jan 2009, at 12:48, Robert Watson wrote:

>
> On Wed, 28 Jan 2009, Mark Blackman wrote:
>
>>>> I think internal cards are rare as hen's teeth in general and  
>>>> those with FreeBSD support are vapourware.
>>> But it does mean that your IP is untouched by the dodgy firmware  
>>> is your consumer router, which is very often the point.
>>> Or at least, it was the reason why I was looking for a ADSL2+ PCI  
>>> card with *BSD support, and in the end decided that I'd go for a  
>>> Vigor when I had the tuits to spare.
>
> Probably of little comfort, but -- several of the mainstream DSL  
> routers used by DSL vendors in the UK use a FreeBSD network stack in  
> some form, including BT's HomeHub.  Mind you, it is heavily modified  
> and not run in a FreeBSD kernel :-).

Interesting, but why bother with the stack and not the kernel? Is the  
stack
that simple to separate?

- Mark


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