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Unless you already have a deep knowledge of BSD networking, your best bet is to install pfSense on a VM and use that for your routing/firewalling tasks. pfSense is based on FreeBSD, and is a very, very capable purpose-built routing distribution.


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Probably the number one reason is the existence of OpenBSD (which is what most of these firewalls are running). It's a free, open source, widely used operating system which is focused on security... which makes it a great OS to run on security devices.


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It's better to use whole-disks with ZFS, when possible. There's no need to partition in your use case.


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Ok, never mind what I said in my other answer. You won't be able to boot into single-user mode if you are having problems with ZFS partitions anyway. What's funny is after I posted my answer, I had a problem with power again and I couldn't boot into my system, just like your problem. So here is what I did to get back in. I used a FreeBSD 10.0-RELEASE Live ...


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If you can work within the constraints, vfat (fat32) may actually be the most compatible.


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Htop is also a really good process viewer, and it has "tree" view as one of it's main options in the lower status bar (F5).


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Weird question. It's probably FreeBSD, based on the /etc/devd and /etc/boot/zfs presence.



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