Halon Security's security router (SR) 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 interfaces, 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 from http://dl.halon.se/vsr/ and run it from (for example) a USB stick in a x86 computer (anything from the affordable ALIX to high end systems with 10GE cards), or as a virtual machine. New user are encouraged to read the getting started page.
This informational website is arranged as a wiki. However, below are a list of the most requested articles for your convenience.
- Getting started
- The configuration file syntax
- How to update software
- Performing recovery if something goes wrong
- SOAP and REST API
- IP addressing and DHCP
- Proxies and NAT traversal
- IPv6 information
- Interface groups
- Load balancing
- Using an PPPoE internet connection