We’re having the community choose the topic for March’s hang out. You can vote here, and add additional suggestions not on the list as replies on that thread.
I’ll be manning our table at SCALE this weekend in the exhibition space. Stop by and chat if you’ll be there. Look forward to meeting some of you there!
Our February Hang Out for Support and Gold subscribers will be this Friday, February 21, at 13:00 US Central time. You’ll find the link and other information under “February 2014 Hang Out” after logging in to the members area.
We’re going to discuss VPN options and where each is most appropriate, then continue on to an introduction to IPsec. There will be some time for questions at the end.
Also, mark your calendars for March 21 at the same time for next month’s session.
I’ll be at NYC*BSDcon next weekend (February 8, 2014).
Be sure to say, “Hi” if you see me.
You’ll see the “Hang Outs Archive” link there after logging in.
If you’re not yet a subscriber and want a taste of what these are like, December’s video and audio archive is freely available here: pfSense December Hang Out recording
The slides for December are up for members only at the same place as the January files noted above.
We’ll have a post up soon with the specifics for February’s session.
January’s hang out/webcast is this Friday, January 24, at 1:00 PM US Central time. We’ll start out going over all the latest happenings with the project. Then we’ll have a tutorial on firewall and NAT fundamentals. I’ll go through how things work, best practices, and some guidance for troubleshooting. There will also be time for questions. This session is available for gold and support subscribers only. You can find the link to join after logging into your account here, under January Hang Out Details.
If you can’t make it while we’re live, you’ll find the recording archived in the members area shortly after we’re finished.
Look forward to having you there!
Isaac (.ike) Levy, Senior Unix System Administrator at National Hockey League (http://www.linkedin.com/in/dotike) will be presenting “pfSense Practical Experiences: from home routers, to High-Availability Datacenter Deployments” at the Tokyo FreeBSD Benkyokai (FreeBSD Study Session) Group on February 17, 2014.
Ike states that his main objective in Tokyo is to get some real help with the Japanese translation of pfSense.
Ike recently committed “Phase 1″ (machine translation) of this effort, which you can view at GitHub.
Anata to kōun ni kansha (あなたと幸運に感謝), Ike.
(And you thought 2.1 took a long time.)
Shirts, stickers, pre-loaded USB sticks, and yes, even hardware are now available directly from the same team that brings you pfSense.
Along with pfSense Gold, this is one of the best ways to directly support the project.
To kick things off, we’re running a pre-order sale on shirts. $5.00 off until the end of the year.
(Note that the shipping department will not open until the very beginning of 2014.)
Click here to join us! Delayed to 2 PM Central because of issues with Google hangouts.
We’re doing an online hang out on Friday, December 13. We’ll get started at 1:00 PM US Central time, and go for roughly an hour. I have a presentation for the first portion, going over the new features and changes in 2.1 release, and what we’re currently doing on the coming 2.2 release. Then I’ll present a tutorial on troubleshooting port forwarding. There will be time for audience questions as well.
This is the first in what will be a monthly recurring series. Each month, we’ll have a how to tutorial on a specific topic or area of the system, and updates on development and other happenings with the project. We have several topics in mind, but also welcome community suggestions on topics (if nothing else, that will help us prioritize).
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We now have pfSense 2.1 available on Amazon’s Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2).
All instances are currently 64-bit, and thus require HVM. As such, the EC2 types which are supported are somewhat limited.
Currently there are two versions. There is a pfSense Certified release available in the AWS Marketplace. You can find it here: Netgate pfSense Certified Router/Firewall/VPN
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