Provide 3CX SBC as a package for pfSense

Discussion in 'Ideas' started by coreybrett81, Aug 24, 2017.

Provide 3CX SBC as a package for pfSense 4.8 5 6votes
4.8/5, 6 votes

  1. coreybrett81

    Joined:
    Nov 11, 2016
    Messages:
    54
    Likes Received:
    8
    Would be great to install 3CX as a package on a pfSense firewall.
     
  2. Lakota Morris

    Joined:
    Jan 24, 2017
    Messages:
    2
    Likes Received:
    0
    3cx doesn't run on BSD, to my understanding, and I don't think they'd have a whole lot of incentive to port it.
     
  3. coreybrett81

    Joined:
    Nov 11, 2016
    Messages:
    54
    Likes Received:
    8
    Maybe porting the 3CX SBC to pfSense as a package would make more sense. It already runs on Debian, so I would think that BSD wouldn't be too much of a stretch.
     
    Nick Galea likes this.
  4. jem1

    Joined:
    Aug 29, 2012
    Messages:
    80
    Likes Received:
    31
    3CX on Linux requires .NET Core which does not support FreeBSD, there is a community project for it but I don't think unless MS supports it 3CX would want to port the entire code over to something different since it is reliant on .NET, would be nice to see more options though like a BSD or another Linux distro.
     
  5. Nick Galea

    Nick Galea Site Admin

    Joined:
    Jun 6, 2006
    Messages:
    1,935
    Likes Received:
    250
    BSD for 3CX would be a stretch, but just for SBC its absolutely possible and an interesting thought
     
    Stop hovering to collapse... Click to collapse... Hover to expand... Click to expand...
    tvdir, coreybrett81 and accentlogic like this.
  6. Silly English Kniggit

    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2017
    Messages:
    220
    Likes Received:
    87
    Can't see 3CX coming to BSD any time soon. Why not virtualise both on same hardware?
     
    Stop hovering to collapse... Click to collapse... Hover to expand... Click to expand...
  7. coreybrett81

    Joined:
    Nov 11, 2016
    Messages:
    54
    Likes Received:
    8
    For small offices, virtualization is not always a great fit.

    I think 3CX-SBC as a pfSense package, paired with 3CX running in the "cloud" somewhere, would be an ideal solution.
     
    accentlogic likes this.
  8. coreybrett81

    Joined:
    Nov 11, 2016
    Messages:
    54
    Likes Received:
    8
    Any hope for SBC as a pfSense package?
     
  9. certified1

    Joined:
    Jul 29, 2013
    Messages:
    18
    Likes Received:
    1
    Actually it makes no Sense if you put some 3rd Level Apps on your Security Gateway..because: It breaks Security.
     
  10. coreybrett81

    Joined:
    Nov 11, 2016
    Messages:
    54
    Likes Received:
    8
    I disagree regarding the SBC. It's really no different than having a VPN daemon running on your firewall. The SBC is like a VPN/PROXY server for your phones.

    I would love to see the SBC made available as a pfSense package.
     
  11. dandenson

    dandenson New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 1, 2018
    Messages:
    159
    Likes Received:
    17
    your firewall is your firewall. It's poor security practices to put anything else on your firewall. It's already a necessary evil to use a single device firewall/router in and put a VPN on that, because again your firewall shouldn't do anything but be a firewall. The huge number of security issues in SMB routers in recent years should make this all the more clear.

    There are a number of small appliances that 3CX runs on like a champ like Udoo, UP boards, APU 2C2/4, Minnowboard, Intel NUC, LattePanda, I mean a lot of options here.
     
  12. coreybrett81

    Joined:
    Nov 11, 2016
    Messages:
    54
    Likes Received:
    8
    I guess it's a matter of judgment depending on a particular network.

    Packages like HAproxy would fall into the same category.