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The ''securityrouter.org'' project is a network operating system and software distribution based on [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/OpenBSD OpenBSD], with the main differentiator being the single, revision-managed, clear-text [[configuration file]] with [[backend|soft re-configuration]] (atomic commits) editable from [[configure|CLI]] and [http://sr.demo.halon.se web interface], and documented security [[architecture]].
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<div style="font-size:162%; border:none; margin:0; padding:.1em; color:#000;">The '''securityrouter.org''' project,</div>
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<div style="top:+0.2em; font-size:95%;">an OpenBSD-based firewall and router.</div>
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* '''Current version'''
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* Software [https://github.com/securityrouter/changelog 6.3]
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* OpenBSD 6.3
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*  '''[http://dl2.halon.se/vsr/ Download]'''
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[http://demo.securityrouter.org/ Live demo]
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[[Getting started]]
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It's developed and maintained by [http://www.halon.se Halon Security], although their primary business is a hosting-grade, scriptable [http://halon.io/ email gateway] (offering anti-spam, among other things).
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The ''securityrouter.org'' project is a network operating system and software distribution based on [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/OpenBSD OpenBSD], with the main differentiator being the single, revision-managed, clear-text [[configuration file]] with [[backend|soft re-configuration]] (atomic commits) editable from [[configure|CLI]] and [http://demo.securityrouter.org web interface], and documented security [[architecture]].  
  
In general, it's a routing platform with security and VPN features. It aims to be a replacement for proprietary solutions like Cisco [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cisco_IOS IOS] and Juniper [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Junos Junos]. You can download it for free from http://dl2.halon.se/vsr/ and run it from (for example) a USB stick in a x86 computer (anything from the affordable [http://www.pcengines.ch/alix.htm ALIX] to high end systems with 10GE cards), or as a virtual machine. New user are encouraged to read the [[getting started]] page.
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In general, it's a routing platform with security and VPN features. It aims to be a replacement for proprietary solutions like Cisco [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cisco_IOS IOS] and Juniper [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Junos Junos]. You can [http://dl2.halon.se/vsr/ download] it for free and run it from (for example) a USB stick in a x86 computer (anything from the affordable [http://www.pcengines.ch PC Engines] to high end systems with 10GE cards), or as a virtual machine. New user are encouraged to read the [[getting started]] page.
  
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== Background ==
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[[Image:Front-page.png |thumb|right|300px| Try the web admin on our [http://demo.securityrouter.org demo] system]]
 
It came to life because we wanted a router/firewall with Unix [[root access]], strict security [[architecture]], [[SOAP|API]]s and a beautiful [[configuration file]] that applied atomically (enabling for example rollbacks without rebooting). The file system is read-only, enabling it to be run from USB thumb drivers or CompactFlash cards. It doesn't need to be "installed", the software can be [[Writing system images|written directly onto]] for example a USB stick. The system is a mix of open (web interface, system scripts, LCD interfaces, patches, [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/OpenBSD OpenBSD]) and closed ([[backend]]) source.
 
It came to life because we wanted a router/firewall with Unix [[root access]], strict security [[architecture]], [[SOAP|API]]s and a beautiful [[configuration file]] that applied atomically (enabling for example rollbacks without rebooting). The file system is read-only, enabling it to be run from USB thumb drivers or CompactFlash cards. It doesn't need to be "installed", the software can be [[Writing system images|written directly onto]] for example a USB stick. The system is a mix of open (web interface, system scripts, LCD interfaces, patches, [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/OpenBSD OpenBSD]) and closed ([[backend]]) source.
  
== Notable articles ==
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== Get started ==
This informational website is arranged as a wiki[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wiki]. However, below are a list of the most requested articles for your convenience.
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* '''[http://dl2.halon.se/vsr/ Download]''' the software
 
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* [[Getting started]] guide
=== Management ===
 
* [[Getting started]]
 
 
** [[Writing system images]]
 
** [[Writing system images]]
 
** [[Supported hardware]]
 
** [[Supported hardware]]
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* [[Pricing]] and free-tier information
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== Management ==
 
* The [[configuration file]] syntax
 
* The [[configuration file]] syntax
 
*  [[CLI]]
 
*  [[CLI]]
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* [[SOAP]] and [[REST]] API
 
* [[SOAP]] and [[REST]] API
  
=== Network ===
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== Network ==
 
* IP [[addressing]] and [[DHCP]]
 
* IP [[addressing]] and [[DHCP]]
 
* [[Firewalling]]
 
* [[Firewalling]]
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* Using an [[PPPoE]] internet connection
 
* Using an [[PPPoE]] internet connection
  
=== System ===
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== System ==
 
* [[Comparison]] with other products
 
* [[Comparison]] with other products
 
* List of [[features]] and [[architecture]] description
 
* List of [[features]] and [[architecture]] description
 
* [[Performance]] and [[pricing]]
 
* [[Performance]] and [[pricing]]
* Unofficial hacks such as [[DNS cache]], [[dynamic DNS]], [[UPnP]], [[OpenVPN]], [[IKEv2]], [[web filter]], [[Mobile internet]] and [[Pingdom]] probe server access
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* Unofficial hacks such as [[DNS cache]], [[dynamic DNS]], [[UPnP]], [[OpenVPN]], [[IKEv2]], [[web filter]], [[mobile internet]], [[IPdeny]] and [[Pingdom]] probe server access

Latest revision as of 11:52, 28 August 2018

The securityrouter.org project,
an OpenBSD-based firewall and router.
  • Current version
  • Software 6.3
  • OpenBSD 6.3

The securityrouter.org project is a network operating system and software distribution based on OpenBSD, with the main differentiator being the single, revision-managed, clear-text configuration file with soft re-configuration (atomic commits) editable from CLI and web interface, and documented security architecture.

In general, it's a routing platform with security and VPN features. It aims to be a replacement for proprietary solutions like Cisco IOS and Juniper Junos. You can download it for free and run it from (for example) a USB stick in a x86 computer (anything from the affordable PC Engines to high end systems with 10GE cards), or as a virtual machine. New user are encouraged to read the getting started page.

Background

Try the web admin on our demo system

It came to life because we wanted a router/firewall with Unix root access, strict security architecture, APIs and a beautiful configuration file that applied atomically (enabling for example rollbacks without rebooting). The file system is read-only, enabling it to be run from USB thumb drivers or CompactFlash cards. It doesn't need to be "installed", the software can be written directly onto for example a USB stick. The system is a mix of open (web interface, system scripts, LCD interfaces, patches, OpenBSD) and closed (backend) source.

Get started

Management

Network

System