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[News] Pegasos OpenBSD futures & the CrunchboxANN.lu
Posted on 09-Nov-2003 04:05 GMT by greenboy19 comments
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Genesi announced that OpenBSD for the Pegasos PowerPC motherboard has now been integrated into the official OpenBSD source tree - which can be found at http://www.openbsd.org. This support, implemented by Dale Rahn, is based on the original Pegasos motherboard with support expected shortly for the currently available Pegasos II motherboard. IBM has awarded OpenBSD for the Pegasos the Ready for IBM Technology logo. OpenBSD, currently at release 3.4, is the worlds premiere Unix-style operating system for installations relying on strong security. Genesi will also be appearing at the ShopIP Security Solutions booth at the upcoming InfoSecurity 2003 event in New York City on December the 8th-11th. Genesi will have the Pegasos II running OpenBSD 3.4 on display.

Resellers will be pleased to know that Genesi's efforts at bringing more solutions like OpenBSD to the Pegasos platform will empower them to configure and sell more Pegasos-based platforms to more clients in their needed configurations. Pegasos has become one of the most scalable hardware platforms around - working as everything from a desktop computer to a secure server and more. The Pegasos will soon be available configured as the 'Crunchbox Pegasos' which can be sold to distributed network clients as a super firewall. At Amiwest the Crunchbox got put on the map for those of us who were there because the company president, John Johnson came especially to see the Pegasos, and he brought a rackmount Crunchbox with an x86 mobo, showing us how that could be replaced with a Pegasos.

For more information visit the Genesi corporate site at http://www.genesi.lu - the Pegasos site at http://www.pegasosppc.com - and the OpenBSD Pegasos site at http://odc.pegasosppc.com.
Pegasos OpenBSD futures & the Crunchbox : Comment 1 of 19ANN.lu
Posted by T_Bone on 09-Nov-2003 03:16 GMT
"currently available Pegasos II motherboard"

Does that mean we can buy the Peg2 now?
Pegasos OpenBSD futures & the Crunchbox : Comment 2 of 19ANN.lu
Posted by Anonymous on 09-Nov-2003 04:38 GMT
In reply to Comment 1 (T_Bone):
yes, as soon as they are produced and shipped to retailers. Til then make a pre-order. They have to pay for production somehow.:)
Pegasos OpenBSD futures & the Crunchbox : Comment 3 of 19ANN.lu
Posted by T_Bone on 09-Nov-2003 05:17 GMT
In reply to Comment 2 (Anonymous):
"Preorder" is a dirty, filthy, sleazy, even obscene word. I'll check them out when they're available on a "pay and recieve" basis though.
Pegasos OpenBSD futures & the Crunchbox : Comment 4 of 19ANN.lu
Posted by gary_c on 09-Nov-2003 05:52 GMT
In reply to Comment 2 (Anonymous):
> yes, as soon as they are produced and shipped to retailers. Til then make a pre-order. They have to pay for production somehow.:)

Is Genesi or any reseller taking money before the product is in stock? I don't think so.

-- gary_c
Pegasos OpenBSD futures & the Crunchbox : Comment 5 of 19ANN.lu
Posted by Joe "Floid" Kanowitz on 09-Nov-2003 07:27 GMT
Credit where credit is due:

Congratulations!
As noted on ppc@openbsd.org, if the list manager will accept my unsubscribed posting.
Pegasos OpenBSD futures & the Crunchbox : Comment 6 of 19ANN.lu
Posted by Anonymous on 09-Nov-2003 07:47 GMT
In reply to Comment 1 (T_Bone):
No, it's "currently available" to the 2 or 3 guys working on the port. There's only so many prototypes to go around, you know :)

Genesi's getting to be as bad as AInc when it comes to fluffy, subjective things like "the truth".
Pegasos OpenBSD futures & the Crunchbox : Comment 7 of 19ANN.lu
Posted by Senex on 09-Nov-2003 08:19 GMT
In reply to Comment 4 (gary_c):
@gary_c

At least mine didn't take money for my Peg2-order.
Pegasos OpenBSD futures & the Crunchbox : Comment 8 of 19ANN.lu
Posted by Don Cox on 09-Nov-2003 08:31 GMT
"At Amiwest the Crunchbox got put on the map for those of us who were there because the company president, John Johnson came especially to see the Pegasos, and he brought a rackmount Crunchbox with an x86 mobo, showing us how that could be replaced with a Pegasos."

What would be the advantage of replacing an x86 motherboard with a PPC one in this application?
Pegasos OpenBSD futures & the Crunchbox : Comment 9 of 19ANN.lu
Posted by Anonymous on 09-Nov-2003 10:10 GMT
In reply to Comment 8 (Don Cox):
PPC has incompatible code, can run without fan (= reliable even without monitoring)and can crunch more RC5 keys than x86. ;)
Pegasos OpenBSD futures & the Crunchbox : Comment 10 of 19ANN.lu
Posted by DaveP on 09-Nov-2003 10:14 GMT
In reply to Comment 9 (Anonymous):
Not all PPCs can be run without a fan as a drop in replacement to a PC architected
case.
Pegasos OpenBSD futures & the Crunchbox : Comment 11 of 19ANN.lu
Posted by amighista on 09-Nov-2003 10:22 GMT
COOL! Another step in the right direction: moving out from the amiga market...
Pegasos OpenBSD futures & the Crunchbox : Comment 12 of 19ANN.lu
Posted by Anonymous on 09-Nov-2003 10:26 GMT
> OpenBSD, currently at release 3.4, is the worlds premiere Unix-style
> operating system for installations relying on strong security.

I wonder why so much bullshit is being spread in the public these days. OpenBSD is everything but definately not strong secure. It has more security holes than a flapper and you can nearly read on a daily basis about new exploits within OpenBSD. Their so called security is so what mislead that people start making dumb jokes about OpenBSD and their wanted security.
Pegasos OpenBSD futures & the Crunchbox : Comment 13 of 19ANN.lu
Posted by Johan Rönnblom on 09-Nov-2003 11:23 GMT
I know people are preordering, but I didn't think anyone was
pre-paying? Prepayment is not good, but allowing people to preorder is
a very good idea in a small market.

I think "anonymous" is just trying to spread FUD here, really.
Pegasos OpenBSD futures & the Crunchbox : Comment 14 of 19ANN.lu
Posted by Alkis Tsapanidis on 09-Nov-2003 11:30 GMT
In reply to Comment 11 (amighista):
Pegasos? Yes... It was never meant to be an Amiga market only solution.
MorphOS on the other hand IS targeted at the Amiga market *for now*.
And no Amighista, forget your baseless thoughts, Genesi will *NOT* abandon
MorphOS. You cannot abandon a product after spending so much money and time
to develop it. No, Ralph is not a bad dictator that enforces his opinion
on the rest of the team violently. No, Bill Buck does not give free boards
or money to anyone that opposes them, unlike what many people think over
here...

And... Could people do anything more creative than spending hours posting here?
:-)
Pegasos OpenBSD futures & the Crunchbox : Comment 15 of 19ANN.lu
Posted by Anonymous on 09-Nov-2003 13:27 GMT
In reply to Comment 14 (Alkis Tsapanidis):
Heh, and you don't spend hours posting here? ;)
Pegasos OpenBSD futures & the Crunchbox : Comment 16 of 19ANN.lu
Posted by Alkis Tsapanidis on 09-Nov-2003 13:54 GMT
In reply to Comment 15 (Anonymous):
I do not post frequently anymore, too bored and not enough free time:-)
Pegasos OpenBSD futures & the Crunchbox : Comment 17 of 19ANN.lu
Posted by Anonymous on 09-Nov-2003 17:58 GMT
In reply to Comment 15 (Anonymous):
""Anonymous (195.249.151.53) on 09-Nov-2003 14:27:03
In Reply to Comment 14:
Heh, and you don't spend hours posting here? ;) ""


UH.. HUH HUH.. ITS DARK IN HERE~~~ HUH HUH...

UUUUUUUUH BEAVIS IS THAT YOU? HUH HUH....
Pegasos OpenBSD futures & the Crunchbox : Comment 18 of 19ANN.lu
Posted by hammer on 11-Nov-2003 01:57 GMT
In reply to Comment 9 (Anonymous):
32bit PowerPCs did poorly with OpenSSL benchmarks relative to X86 as I recall...
Pegasos OpenBSD futures & the Crunchbox : Comment 19 of 19ANN.lu
Posted by Anonymous on 11-Nov-2003 17:01 GMT
In reply to Comment 18 (hammer):
OpenSSL sucks! :)Did it use Altivec code?
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