BSDCan2008 - Final - we hope

BSDCan 2008
The Technical BSD Conference

Massimiliano Stucchi
Day Talks - 1 (2008-05-16)
Room H
Start time 15:00
Duration 01:00
ID 84
Event type lecture
Track BOF
Language en

FreeBSD in geographical wireless networks for internet access

The use or non-use of FreeBSD and case studies

BrianTel srl is an ISP specialized in WiFi and DSL internet access in northern Italy, as well as IP Telephony services. While trying to be a BSD-only shop, these operating systems could not be used due to technical reasons or constraints. In this talk we will describe what reasons led to use or not use BSD in our production environment, and what work is actively being done in those areas where BSDs were not used. A couple projects will be presented to the audience and made opensource for the occasion.

In its production environment BrianTel has nearly 95% of systems running BSD. This count excludes access routers shipped to WiFi connectivity customers which run a commercial variant of linux. This talk will show why linux was chosen, its pros and cons, and what active work is being done by BrianTel in order to change this trend, with a project on its own. The use of the BSDs will be highlighted in the entire operational structure, ranging from border routers to profiling mechanisms for wifi and xdsl/transit customers, as well as any other position.