Successfully installed the latest version on a Cubox-i4 Pro

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    Firewalla

    Very nice!  I think it is possible you will have the second fastest Firewalla build :)  The QR code is the license that talks to everything.    Please send a email to help@firewalla.com, with the MAC address of your Cubox, and also a link to this post.    We will generate a developer license for you.  

    We are very curious if you can get this board to do gigabit IDS. 

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    Jeremy Markle

    After much issue (linked below) box appears to be stable. No more boot loops. Disabling fireupgrade causes a boot loop. not being able to 'systemctl status redis-server' causes a boot loop. not being able to 'systemctl start redis' causes a boot loop. The watchdog on this setup is very aggressive.

    https://github.com/firewalla/firewalla/issues/1166

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    Jeremy Markle

    As for gigabit IDS on the i.mx6 platform...

    SolidRun states this about their 10/100/1000 network interfaces

    (*) Note that due to internal i.MX6 buses the 1000Mbps interface speed is limited to 470Mbps.

    https://www.solid-run.com/nxp-family/cubox-i/#specs

    The odroid XU4 or the tinkerboard may come closer. i dont' know if they have any bus issues prohibiting the ability to leverage the full 1gbps. If this works well and i like the app and features, i have an xu4 board sitting around i will try. 

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    Jeremy Markle

    anyone built and played with pf_ring and bro?

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    Firewalla

    Good job Jeremy!  Very likely the number of cores available will be platform dependent.  For example, currently 3 cores likely to be tied up, and one core is something reserved.    

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    Jeremy Markle

    I have reached the end of all that i can think of on how to pump this thing up. with bro and the cubox as the iperf3 server i only get about 125-130 mbps. if i stop bro then i get about 230mbps. something is limiting it if it isn't the cpu or bus itself. I am done testing on this platform.

    good news... i got pf_ring to round-robin across the bro workers. i could see load more equally distributed. maybe better luck with the xu4.

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