Announcing the Open Household Router Contraption

It’s with great pleasure that today, the day when OpenBSD 5.7 was released, I can announce OpenHRC: Open Household Router Contraption.

OpenHRC is a project Iñigo and yours truly did in our spare time, in order to replace the (crappy) router our Internet provider gave us with something more robust and OpenBSD based.

We chose the PC Engines APU as our hardware platform, but any device with at least 2 network interfaces will do. OpenHRC uses Ansible to configure the basic OpenBSD installation and enable several services, configured with sane defaults:

  • Local NTP server
  • DHCP server
  • Firewall
  • Local caching DNS resolver

This is just the beginning, we will be adding more features shortly, but we couldn’t pass on making our first release the same day OpenBSD 5.7 (which we have been testing for some time) is released.

Check out the installation video below, and head over to GitHub for the source code. Happy routing!

 

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