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VyOS in an open source Linux-based operating system sold and distributed by Sentrium corporations. It is geared toward IT specialists and network administrators for the purpose of securing network and company data... read more.

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VYOS Reihe by Mr Beard Review Release April 19

VyOS as a Simple Lab Router

VyOS Router Install and Configuration (New version)

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  • VyOS From Scratch – Edition 1 (set up your own router)
    Might be worth adding a paragraph about what VyOS is, maybe not for the target audience but certainly for HN. The VyOS website says: > Democratizing how we access networks through a universal Router and Open source software. > Our vision at VyOS is to dramatically change how we access networks so that we can all build the solutions we always dreamed of, without restrictions, limitations, or... - Source: Hacker News / 11 months ago
  • VyOS is the next-generation network operating system
    VyOS is the next-generation network operating system that’s revolutionizing the way businesses manage their networks. With its powerful tools and intuitive interface, VyOS makes it easy to manage and configure even the most complex networks. Plus, with its open-source architecture, you have access to a community of developers and users who are constantly improving and expanding the capabilities of the system. Source: about 1 year ago
  • Advice for a high school networking lab
    VyOS is my go-to for open source CLI focused router platform. Configuration syntax is similar to that of Juniper. I believe as an educational institution you would qualify for free LTS images from them. They’re super friendly to reach out to, and seems like they’re still actively developing some really cool features. They do support WiFi interfaces, among many others. Pretty decent online docs too! Source: about 1 year ago
  • linux network project ideas
    There's VyOS if that's what you're looking for? If you want to do everything from scratch, just use Debian/Ubuntu and configure all the components individually. Source: about 1 year ago
  • VPN Site to SIte (Fortigate or Asus)
    If you absolutely have to do your homelab experiments in production, at least do it properly. Get some decent hardware (I just got a pair of these, they are fun: and install something like or opnsense or ipfire or something. Then you might actually learn something, plus in my experience these much more stable than cheapass consumer crap. Source: over 1 year ago
  • Ask HN: Where can I go to become a VPN configuration ninja?
    For BGP and ASNs you can lab up a full route table and play: That article uses bird but I prefer VyOS in a VM: - Source: Hacker News / over 1 year ago
  • Good router software for Homelab?
    I see lot of people talking about pfsense, that is not a router! If you need a real software router look at vyos, it is easy to use but performance are not the best. If you look for fast networking check tnsr, it supports dpdk. Source: over 1 year ago
  • Pfsense vs routerOS
    Ahoi, I was trying to get familiar with pfSense but it was to mich to configure for my purposes of temporary replacing an USG until I get a replacement. Hence pfSense was way to much of a configuration and a bit to complex I found It’s much simpler and very similar to configuring a Cisco device. As a hyper-V vm the Ressource management is very sufficient. I recommend to read about it, maybe it’s... Source: over 1 year ago
  • Looking for a Switch OS to act as a dumb switch, any suggestions?
    Https:// is something that may answer your question as posed, but you may be looking at it backwards. What Hypervisor are you running? They should all have the ability to create vSwitches at the Hypervisor level, and you add physical ports to them as uplinks. Internally you add vNICS to the vSwitch which will run at the max speed of your uplinks (according to your Hypervisor QoS and uplink settings,... Source: almost 2 years ago
  • Open Source Alternatives
    VyOS is what I use now. CLI only, but is based off Cisco CLI and is generally more performant compared to pfSENSE/opnSENSE. It is a fork of AT&T Vyatta since ~2014. Source: about 2 years ago
  • MSPs using Ubiquiti UniFi - Headaches/caveats/gotchas?
    I think they forked Vyetta back in the day now Source: over 2 years ago
  • 25 GBit router build
    VyOS is an actual fork of Vyatta from right before it was sold off in 2013 to Brocade and went closed-source (and subsequently butchered and sold on to AT&T and later on to Ciena). Ubiquity forked it as well at the same time. Not sure what DANOS/LFP's goal is, but it seems like contributing to the already existing projects would be much more helpful than creating yet another Vyatta fork, adding to the already... Source: over 2 years ago
  • Looking for some easy way to exposure my services over VPS
    I have used both Vyos and OpenWRT for the OS on the VPS, both have very simple NAT commands. Source: over 2 years ago
  • Switch Suggestions
    If you already have an Edgerouter X, that configuration knowledge can be reused with You can copy paste most of your configuration into a vyos router (there will be no switch0 interface). Source: over 2 years ago
  • PF Sense alternatives
    Check out vyos. I have been using it for years. Source: over 2 years ago
  • Please tell us about your White Box setups
    Curious if anyone actually deploys Source: over 2 years ago
  • Mikrotik on x86 sees only 1920Mb of RAM
    Probably not giving any solutions but have a look vyos for your BGP edge routers. Source: over 2 years ago
  • How hard is it to switch from Unifi USG to pfSense? What are the pros/cons?
    You could try vyos in a container if you're feeling adventurous. it's debian based. Source: over 2 years ago
  • MikroTik RouterOS v7 stable released
    Have you ever looked at VyOS ( IIRC EdgeOS was a fork of Vyatta and Vyatta became VyOS. Their LTS pricing doesn't work for small businesses, but the rolling release might be an option for home use. It's sad that everyone only wants to accept huge amounts of cash these days. Take VyOS as an example. The smallest licensing option they have is $6k per year for unlimited installs. That... - Source: Hacker News / over 2 years ago
  • Curious Question
    And then implement some security trough one of these services: openWRT pfSense VyOS. Source: over 2 years ago
  • Make PFSENSE Multi-WAN failover faster? (5G Home Internet Backup)
    If you become really obsessed with shaving seconds out of this type of stuff (no judgement, I understand the need to dig deeper), then look into Vyos, it's as close to the metal as I think you'll get without delving into some pretty complex carrier-grade stuff. Source: over 2 years ago

External sources with reviews and comparisons of VyOS

Best pfSense Software Alternatives and Competitors
VyOS is a community clone of Vyatta which is a Linux-based network operating system that has software-based routing, firewall, and virtual private network (VPN) capabilities. VyOS firewall offers network security services such as a web proxy, DHCP server and relay, and DNS forwarding. The VyOS firewall is compatible with IPv4 and IPv6, zone-based firewalls, and numerous NAT variants.
The Best Open Source Router OS Software for Large or Small Networks
One of the strengths of VyOS is its command-line interface (CLI), which allows for detailed configuration of networking features. The CLI is similar to the Juniper Networks Junos CLI, making it a good choice for users familiar with that platform. Additionally, VyOS includes a web-based GUI for configuring basic networking settings. VyOS’s strengths also include its advanced networking features, flexibility, and...
Best free Linux router and firewall distributions of 2023
VyOS must be managed from the command line, and it requires a high level of expertise to maintain and use. If you are a Linux expert, have some time on your hands, and love the command line interface, you can give it a shot - some of our customers use it successfully. However, it's not a good choice if you are a home user who just wants to get things done. There are two release variants of the system. The "stable"...
5 Router OS Turns Old PC Into High Performance Router And Enterprise Network Switch
VyOS runs on a wide range of hardware from small office routers to large servers, as well as virtual machines and multiple cloud providers. VyOS is not just a router, it’s an open, customizable platform for network devices. Fully Open Source: Its entire codebase and build toolchain are available to everyone for auditing, building customized images, and contributing.
The Hunt For the Ultimate Free Open Source Firewall Distro
Thank you for the post! I would like to add a point if possible. As far as i know VyOS has dmvpn functionality available, which is a thing to consider for large-scale and rapidly growing companies. Other software routers do not have such thing as far as know.

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