Archive for the ‘In the Press’ Category
Jim Pingle was interviewed on The BSD Show recently, he did a nice job discussing the project in general. Also available, the B-sides with outtakes from the interview. Another pfSense developer, Erik Fonnesbeck, joined the original recording but due to technical difficulties the recording had to be done over and he wasn’t able to join the re-recording. Thanks to Jim and Erik for their contributions, and helping to get the word out about the project!
Revision 3′s Hak5 recently featured pfSense. Check it out!!
Check out a new blog that goes over the improvements of the pfSense traffic shaper in 2.0. Basically we are on the road to protocol inspection / classification.
This will be very exciting once the work is completed!!
To address the current status on a couple of the limitations noted – the IPsec and OpenVPN limitations mentioned are already resolved in 1.3, which puts it right on par with enterprise class solutions for those needing the mentioned lacking capabilities in 1.2.x.
Wide Open Mind episode 9, Building a router with pfSense, contains a nicely done very basic overview of pfSense that offers a good introduction for the typical home user.
Not sure why he didn’t acknowledge the alert prior to recording. That’s the first time I’ve seen that message pop up on anything other than the Intel NICs in Nokia IP110/120/130 boxes. That feature generates a random MAC address from unassigned vendor space for NICs whose MAC address show to the OS as FF:FF:FF:FF:FF:FF. This is very rare, and occurs on atypical hardware that doesn’t store its MAC address in the “usual” location for whatever reason. The alert is basically a “hey, this is weird, but I fixed it” notification.
Nicely done video though.
Wired has a howto article on pfSense on their site.
Very well written article from InfoWorld on “Open source on the wire“, which mentions pfSense. Good read for those considering an open source firewall or router solution.
When all is said and done, there’s little argument against using open-source routing and firewalling tools in most any network, as long as your admins are comfortable with the technology. We know that open-source routing and firewalling solutions can meet or exceed the performance and stability of their commercial counterparts; the proof has been in the proverbial pudding for many years now. Maybe it’s time to hand over yet another part of the infrastructure to the open-source rebels. After all, in for a penny, or in for a pound. It’s good to have that choice.