Archive for the ‘In the Press’ Category

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!

pfSense interview on The BSD Show

Wednesday, September 22nd, 2010

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!

pfSense on FLOSS

Thursday, December 24th, 2009

Scott and I are on FLOSS 101 discussing the project, check it out. Thanks much to Randal Schwartz and Leo Laporte for having us! FLOSS Weekly is a podcast covering free and open source software.

Revision3/Hak5 features pfSense

Wednesday, February 4th, 2009

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

The Road to QoS

Monday, November 17th, 2008

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!!

pfSense on

Saturday, October 4th, 2008

Protect your network with pfSense firewall/router

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.

pfSense Intro Video from Wide Open Mind

Thursday, July 17th, 2008

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 HowTo – Share your Internet connection with your neighbors

Friday, June 13th, 2008

Wired has a howto article on pfSense on their site.

Build a Wireless Gateway to the Internet. Share your internet connection with your neighbors. Split the cost

Open source on the wire

Wednesday, May 28th, 2008

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.

pfSense article in Free Software Magazine

Sunday, May 25th, 2008

Sloan Miller, who has done some good work on, has written an article on pfSense for Free Software Magazine.

Configure a professional firewall using pfSense