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March Hang Out Today – Squid and Squidguard

Friday, March 21st, 2014

Our March 2014 hang out is this afternoon at 13:00 US Central time. This month, Jim Pingle is presenting on Squid and Squidguard, the winner of the poll on the forum where the community voted on the next topic. Gold subscribers can find the link after logging into the members area, as usual. The recording and slides will be available for subscribers within a couple hours of the meeting’s completion, along with a fun sample page Jim’s put together.

Mark your calendars for April 18 at the same time for next month’s session.

 

Vote for March 2014 Hang Out Topic

Sunday, February 23rd, 2014

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.

Come see us at SCALE this weekend

Friday, February 21st, 2014

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!

February Hang Out this Friday, February 21

Monday, February 17th, 2014

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.

Recordings of Hang Outs available

Sunday, January 26th, 2014

The video and audio recording and slides from January’s hang out are available for Gold and Support subscribers after logging in to the members section.

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 Hang Out – Project News, Firewall and NAT Fundamentals Tutorial

Tuesday, January 21st, 2014

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!

Hang out with us Friday, December 13

Friday, December 6th, 2013

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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pfSense Gold Subscription Now Available!

Sunday, September 15th, 2013

pfSense Gold is our $99 per year premium membership subscription program, designed to provide special benefits to our members while supporting ongoing development of the Open Source pfSense project.  We hope this dual benefit will make Gold a program worth subscribing to.

Current exclusive benefits for Gold members include:

  • Access to our AutoConfigBackup secure cloud based backup service for up to 10 hosts.**
  • Immediate pre-publication access to the updated pfSense: The Definitive Guide book in PDF, fully updated for the pfSense 2.1 release. This is a significant update to the current book, and currently has approximately 200 additional pages. PDF available for immediate download after purchase!
  • Monthly online MeetUp!  Video conference using Google Hangouts or similar technology, hosted by a rotating selection of core developers with occasional special guests.  We will announce demos / topics in advance and take general questions from the audience.

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pfSense 2.1-RELEASE now available!

Sunday, September 15th, 2013

I’m proud to announce the release of pfSense 2.1, and our new Gold Subscription! The 2.1 book and our AutoConfigBackup service, available for years to support subscribers, are immediately available today to Gold subscribers. See this post for details. Onto the release!

This release brings many new features, with the biggest change being IPv6 support in most every portion of the system. There are also a number of bug fixes, and touch ups in general. It’s making its way to the mirrors now, and should be on all of them by end of day Sunday. The complete list of significant changes follows, and can also be found here including more details. If you want to see every single individual change, check out RELENG_2_1 commits in our github here and the 469 completed tickets in our redmine here.
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Training at EuroBSDCon 2013

Thursday, August 29th, 2013

We’re doing a full day training tutorial session at EuroBSDCon 2013. Details on their website. Look forward to seeing some of you there!