IpFire on the new Raspberry Pi 2 ?

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IpFire on the new Raspberry Pi 2 ?

Post by chrbar » February 6th, 2015, 4:18 pm

Hello,

Does someone try to install IpFire on the new Raspberry Pi 2 ?

This new version includes a 900MHz quad-core ARM Cortex-A7 CPU (~6x performance) and 1GB LPDDR2 SDRAM (2x memory)!

Thanks,
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Re: IpFire on the new Raspberry Pi 2 ?

Post by Arne.F » February 7th, 2015, 7:07 am

It wil not work (need new firmware+kernel) and we don't plan to spend time for this because it has the same crappy usb host (can transfer only 30mbit [recieve]) with only one port that shared for all usb ports and the 100 mbit nic.
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Re: IpFire on the new Raspberry Pi 2 ?

Post by Garp » February 7th, 2015, 1:43 pm

It's a shame that there is only one ethernet port, and that it's crappy.

With two decent (intel) ports, it would be one hell of an open source router/firewall for the masses. Affordable, fast, small and low power usage....
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Re: IpFire on the new Raspberry Pi 2 ?

Post by chrbar » February 7th, 2015, 8:09 pm

Arne.F wrote:it has the same crappy usb host

OK thanks Arne and Garp!
Do you know if the Banana Pi models are better and are able to run IpFire?

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Re: IpFire on the new Raspberry Pi 2 ?

Post by Frank.M » February 8th, 2015, 10:58 am

Yes, IPFire works on an BananaPI.

viewtopic.php?f=14&p=78644#p78644

Sorry, it's only in german :(

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Re: IpFire on the new Raspberry Pi 2 ?

Post by jas67 » February 12th, 2015, 9:53 pm

Garp wrote:It's a shame that there is only one ethernet port, and that it's crappy.

With two decent (intel) ports, it would be one hell of an open source router/firewall for the masses. Affordable, fast, small and low power usage....


The Globalscale Mirabox has two Gigabit Ethernet ports. I've gotten IPFire up and running on one.
Instructions on the Wiki here:
http://wiki.ipfire.org/en/hardware/arm/globalscale/mirabox

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Re: IpFire on the new Raspberry Pi 2 ?

Post by scottmcaff » February 16th, 2015, 8:08 pm

I am sorry, I know that the usb host didn't get an upgrade, but here are the results of transferring a 343 mb file to a Raspberry Pi B+ and a Raspberry Pi 2. I think the processing power helps with data transfer enough to consider supporting the RPI2.

Done with FileZilla.

Raspberry Pi B+ (167 Seconds):
Status: Starting upload of C:\Users\scottm\Desktop\Test_20141121_151802.mp4
Status: local:C:\Users\scottm\Desktop\Test_20141121_151802.mp4 => remote:/home/pi/Desktop/Test_20141121_151802.mp4
Status: File transfer successful, transferred 360,349,696 bytes in 167 seconds

Raspberry Pi 2 (88 Seconds):
Status: Starting upload of C:\Users\scottm\Desktop\Test_20141121_151802.mp4
Status: local:C:\Users\scottm\Desktop\Test_20141121_151802.mp4 => remote:/home/pi/Desktop/Test_20141121_151802.mp4
Status: File transfer successful, transferred 360,415,232 bytes in 88 seconds

Please consider updating! :)

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Re: IpFire on the new Raspberry Pi 2 ?

Post by Arne.F » February 17th, 2015, 8:05 am

Please consider updating! :)

We cannot update. Support for this SoC is not compatible with Arm7 Multiarch and we will not add more kernel images. Also IPFire needs Kernel 3.14 (latest stable grsecurity) which not support RPi2.

For 350MB i will except max 40s at 100mBit/s so it is still much too slow.
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Re: IpFire on the new Raspberry Pi 2 ?

Post by scottmcaff » February 17th, 2015, 1:04 pm

Fair enough, I figured there was a little more to it. I appreciate the feedback!

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Re: IpFire on the new Raspberry Pi 2 ?

Post by marxengels » May 31st, 2015, 11:03 am

Garp wrote:It's a shame that there is only one ethernet port, and that it's crappy.

With two decent (intel) ports, it would be one hell of an open source router/firewall for the masses. Affordable, fast, small and low power usage....


there are usb ethernet adaptors , the same ones i use on virtbox.

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Re: IpFire on the new Raspberry Pi 2 ?

Post by Arne.F » May 31st, 2015, 3:48 pm

there are usb ethernet adaptors , the same ones i use on virtbox.

This will not help because the Hub/Nic is not the problem, the problem is the crappy usb host of the RPI 1/2 (one Port with 50mBit max bandwich.)
The hub/lan is the same like on panda and can use full 100mBit on pandaboard.

A good USB2.0 host like in BananaPi can get 200mBit with an ASIX USB3/Gigabit Adapter.
So it make no sense to spend development time for RPi2.
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Re: IpFire on the new Raspberry Pi 2 ?

Post by Lukki » April 16th, 2016, 8:31 am

Frank.M wrote:Yes, IPFire works on an BananaPI.

viewtopic.php?f=14&p=78644#p78644

Sorry about this phen375 review it's only in german :(
It's a shame that there is only one ethernet port, and that it's useless.

Thanks, I'll give this a try even though I don't speak German lol.
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Re: IpFire on the new Raspberry Pi 2 ?

Post by Arne.F » April 17th, 2016, 11:30 am

It's a shame that there is only one ethernet port, and that it's useless.
The RPi2 has also only one Ethernet port, and this is internally connected to the same usb roothub as the usb ports.
So the BPi is much better than RPi2 and RPi3. The RPix can handle around 30mBit because the roothub is crappy.

With an additional USB GLAN adapter the BPi can route arround 250mBit.
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