Archive for April, 2005

Wireless ATH support now fixed

Saturday, April 30th, 2005

Many thanks to Alan and Steve for sending ATH cards over. ATH is now fixed and an image is being copied up as I blog this.

If you have trouble with you’re wireless nic settings showing up visit the assign interfaces area and reassing the wireless nic. It has to be “tagged” as a wireless type during the nic assignment.

A note about Soekris 4801′s

Thursday, April 28th, 2005

If you’re trying to get a Soekris 4801 working make sure the bios has the CF card as primary!

To do this enter the bios by pressing ctrl-p on boot and:

set flash=primary


pfSense and OpenBSD’s PF 3.7

Thursday, April 28th, 2005

I’ve managed to get pfSense working with OpenBSD’s PF 3.7.

Only tradeoff at the moment is CARP doesn’t seem to be working correctly but I hear a new patch is in the works..

Stay tuned, this will be a very welcome addition.

Roll Call

Sunday, April 24th, 2005

If you’re using pfSernse, please drop a small line to just to say hello. We’re somewhat curious of the current userbase and I’d imagine there is a lot of ppl lurking who use pfSense.


Traffic Shaper working again!

Wednesday, April 20th, 2005

If you’re holding out for the Traffic Shaper to get corrected then its you’re time to update!

pfSense faq

Wednesday, April 20th, 2005

BKW has kindly setup a secondary FAQ of sorts for pfSense. We are going to work on merging this into our main site but for the moment drop by and say hello..

Do not upgrade if you’re using the Traffic Shaper

Wednesday, April 20th, 2005

0.60.0+ has a more up to date ipfw.ko but breaks Traffic Shaping. We’re in the progress of backporting the latest current’s ipfw module to correct this behavior. Work is also starting on the removal of the IPFW/ALTQ dependency. We will handle the same behavior with some fancy PF Tag Foo.

Manual upgrade changes

Wednesday, April 20th, 2005

In the last couple of versions the upgrade size has grown so that we can update every file on the system in preperation for binary diff updates. If you cannot upgrade manually you may need to issue these commands from a SSH session or from the console:

cd /usr/local/lib && fetch
cd /usr/local/etc && fetch

This will update the maximum file post size to allow future “large” upgrades.

It’s upgrade time.

Wednesday, April 20th, 2005

After the long delay we’re proud to announce that it’s time for every user to upgrade to 0.60.7. A lot of work has gone into this release and this is now the pillar for future releases due to the delta aka binary diff updates.

Please update asap and keep the bug reports flowing in. We’re going to meet our beta milestone!

0.60.4 is posted

Monday, April 18th, 2005

First of all, I have to tell you that a lot of stuff has gone into this release from 4-5 ppl. The amount of changes is alarming for us trying to get prepared for beta but its all starting to come together believe it or not. New to this release is a CARP + PFSync that works again. During the begining of the RC releases somehow this stopped working and we’re not sure why. At any rate, this version seems to be working pretty well. There may be some issues with magic shaper wizard so you may want to disable this option for the time being.

On another note, this release begins our binary diff process. This should be considered experienced users only. Do not upgrade if you are scared of problems :)