sub $500-750 CPE firewall for voip-centric application

Aris Lambrianidis effulgence at
Fri May 6 19:34:10 UTC 2016

Mel Beckman wrote:
> But bug reports and response can be measured, at least by those with 
> support contracts for the commercial products. I found PFSense less 
> reliable by a quite large margin than commercial offerings. Plus when 
> I have a problem, I can open a case and somebody else is working on it 
> (because I paid them to), and they usually solve the problem without a 
> lot more involvement on my part. 
Valid points, my intention was to share my thoughts on certification and 
audit processes in general, and I guess in the process derail the thread 
a bit.

Back to pfSense,  arguably the point you raise is even stronger than the 
"bad coding practices" one. I might even say I personally don't care 
much about coding practices as I care about support services being 
prompt and effective. The latter
*may* actually lead to good coding practices, but not the other way around.


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