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Warren Baker and Scott Ullrich talks about pfSense on PaulDotCom security weekly!

Wednesday, January 19th, 2011

Last week Warren Baker and Scott Ullrich appeared on the PaulDotCom security weekly podcast to talk about pfSense and many other fun items.

Download the podcast archive here and enjoy!

AnyTerm package added

Saturday, October 17th, 2009

A new package that provides a full terminal via webpage has been added.  This little gem of a package uses AJAX and provides full terminal emulation allowing for full screen terminal applications like vi, nano, top and so such to run perfectly!

The package also provides support for STUnnel.   However there is a known bug with STUnnel on the Certificates tab that we are working on but the default SSL Certificate works OK.

Check out a few screen shots

HAProxy package has landed!

Wednesday, October 14th, 2009

What started originally as a base system option written by Remco Hoef was rescued from the dead, brought up to the latest HAProxy standard and then turned into a full blown package so that it can run on 1.2.3 and 2.0!

Check out these screen shots:

Install the package and let us know what you think!

POLL: Which size compact flash card would you like to us ship in 1.2.3?

Monday, June 29th, 2009

Please vote on this poll and help us decide which size of NanoBSD embedded to ship in 1.2.3.,17369.0.html

pfSense Hackathon 2009 will be televised

Saturday, March 7th, 2009

The 2009 Hackathon will be televised!   We have 2 cameras setup currently and will be looking at adding a third.

Head on over to to check it out.  You can join the chat by using the Java viewer embedded on the page or head over to and join #pfsense-hackathon.

Folks start arriving at 7PM EDT on Saturday.

Also, we are still not close to reaching our food budget for this year.   If you can spare some extra $$ please consider donating.

Revision3/Hak5 features pfSense

Wednesday, February 4th, 2009

Revision 3′s Hak5 recently featured pfSense.   Check it out!!

1.2.3 testing snapshots now being built!

Sunday, January 25th, 2009

We have switched the builder system over to FreeBSD 7.1 and have bumped the version to 1.2.3-PRERELEASE-TESTING.   Please test in a non-production environment and let us know how it goes on the forum.;O=D

Follow pfSense commits now via Twitter!

Saturday, January 24th, 2009

BillM recently added support for sending commits to Twitter!   Check out the pfSense commit tweet channel at

Also if you have not seen it you can follow Scott (me) at

1.2.1-RC3 is on its way to the mirrors

Sunday, December 14th, 2008

1.2.1-RC3 is here!

This release has been replaced by RC4 because of a regression for the FTP helper with FTP servers hosted on your network behind NAT.

Changes since 1.2.1-RC2 include:

  • Do not accept \ in alias fieldnames
  • Fix setup wizard WAN configuration page since removal of BIGPond
  • Replaced route get default with netstat -rn equivalent
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NTOP is back!!

Thursday, December 4th, 2008

I just reinstated the NTOP package for 1.2.1 and 2.0!!

If you were waiting on this package before deploying 1.2.1 your wait is now over.  Enjoy!  :)