Boston Linux & UNIX was originally founded in 1994 as part of The Boston Computer Society. We meet on the third Wednesday of each month at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, in Building E51.

Home Router/Firewall using OPNsense

Date and Time

Wednesday, December 21, 2022 from 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm


Online at Jitsi


Shankar Viswanathan , AMD Semiconductor - shankar.viswan gmail com


Shankar demonstrates OPNsense running virtualized inside the Proxmox Virtual Environment


In this talk, Shankar will discuss his pandemic-induced home network upgrade. He will explain the choice of OPNsense as his router OS and the hardware to run it. He will give a demo of OPNsense running in a virtualized environment under Proxmox-VE.


Shankar Viswanathan is the lead performance architect for AMD's Strategic Silicon products. He has worked on the design and verification of several generations of AMD processors. Most recently, he was on the design team for the SoCs that power game consoles such as the PlayStation5 and the Steam Deck. His general interests like at the intersection of performance and security in hardware platforms.

Meeting Notes


  1. OPNsense - an open source, FreeBSD based firewall and routing platform
  2. Proxmox Virtual Environment

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