LAN in a CAN 1.0 – VMware ESXi, Multi-WAN pfSense with QoS, Steam Caching, Game Servers

An awesome idea

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The goal of this blog post is to highlight one of my “off the clock” creations that has faithfully serviced 4 LAN parties and counting. I wanted to share the recipe I used; I call it LAN-in-a-CAN. The goal of this project was to simply provide a portable platform which could handle LAN parties of up to 50 guests in an easy to use and quick to set up configuration, complete with download caching for CDN networks, pre-validated QoS rules to ensure smooth gaming traffic and a virtual game server capable of hosting any game servers. Everyone in the Ohio and surrounding area, I invite you to come check our LAN out, you can find details at www.forgelan.com.

BIG PICTURE: Roll in, plug in internet, LAN Party GO! Less headache, more time having fun!

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First of all, massive props to the following:

  • All the guys at Multiplay.co.uk and their groundbreaking work on the

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