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Model HP desktop
Sub-category Systems
Status Good working order
Last updated 13 July 2019 11:42:47
Training requirement yes
Training link Unknown
ACnode no
Owner LHS
Origin Unknown
Location first floor comms room
Maintainers Sysadmin team

Norton is named after Edward Norton who is most known for circuit analysis techniques. He also had an interest in telecommunications. This name was mostly chosen because Norton was put in place to allow the analysis of Equipment/Boole's rebooting issues.

Norton is running pfSense 2.4.

Norton's purpose is providing routing and network uplink services via its dual gigabit ethernet port. It provides DNS, DHCP, and firewall services to the network.


  • IP:
  • DNS:
  • Operating System: pfSense 2.4 (Latest)
  • Access: Internal HTTPS & SSH (Infrastructure Team & Trustees) and externally via non-standard ssh port.


Norton is a HP Proliant ML310e Gen 8 v2 server with a Xeon E3-1220 v3 processor and 8GB of RAM. It has three 500GB hard drives in (hardware) RAID 5, and the ZFS-on-root setup uses a `copies=3` for added integrity.

The `bge0` ethernet port is used as an uplink to the core switch.


More information is kept in the Network section of this wiki.


Members of the Admins LDAP group should be able to log into the web interface. This is achieved by allowing LDAP as a login source, and creating a group on PFSense names 'Admins' (matches the LDAP group name exactly) with admin privileges. This is achieved by hooking up RADIUS auth.