Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 10th Sep 2009 19:22 UTC, submitted by poundsmack
FreeBSD "Though the open source FreeBSD operating system has changed in many aspects over the last 16 years of its life, one item that has remained relatively static is its underlying network routing architecture. No more: It's getting an overhaul with the upcoming FreeBSD 8.0 release. FreeBSD 8.0, due out next month, will include a new routing architecture that takes advantage of parallel processing capabilities. According to its developers, the update will provide FreeBSD 8.0 with a faster more advanced routing architecture than the legacy architecture."
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RE[3]: haiku?
by Oliver on Fri 11th Sep 2009 12:00 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: haiku?"
Oliver
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2006-07-15

Could you specify "not long ago"? You're surely talking of OpenBSD. OpenBSD has got some fine WLan drivers (most of it are working like a charm compared to those ports in FreeBSD), but even if you e.g. get support for 802.11n devices in terms of drivers (for example iwn), there is no infrastructure to actually use the higher performance (FreeBSD has got this infrastructure but actually no drivers to support it). FreeBSD itself is compared to the Linux kernel in terms of WLan drivers just a pain in the backside. There are even today many drivers with problems regarding WPA/WPA2, like if_rum (see last PRs), severe performance issues in rum, ral and wpi etc. Last not least there are just a couple of drivers compared to the plethora of wlan drivers in Linux.

Okay, Linux has got different problems, but if you're eager to use something WLan, even most of the devices nowadays, then Linux is the way to go. I'm sorry but OpenBSD only is comparable in terms of Wlan to Linux. FreeBSD has got its merit in huge networks only.

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