Archive for April, 2005

Call for traffic shaper profiles

Tuesday, April 12th, 2005

As we get closer to our first beta we could really use some “enhanced” traffic shaper profiles. If you have created a traffic shaper profile on pfSense please export the configuration and email it to We will go over all the submissions and try to create a best of breed default profile for the upcoming beta.

pfSense on VIA Nehemiah CPU

Monday, April 11th, 2005

Hacom has shipped me one of their 1 GHz VIA Nehemiah 1U rack mount boxes. The VIA Nehemiah has Padlock Advanced Cryptography Engine (ACE) that will be supported in pfSense. Look for testing and results to come.

Thanks to Hacom for providing this hardware.

Binary diff upgrades

Monday, April 11th, 2005

Thanks to Colin and Bill’s help we are steadily moving towards a binary diff upgrade system. The systems code is all written and we’re in the process of testing, etc.

This new update system reduces our updates size by 80%. For example our previous upgrade was about 7 megs in size but the same upgrade using the binary diff system is only 50K! Thats quite a space savings!!

I should also mention that if your not a unix geek you may want to avoid upgrading for atleast a week while we work the kinks out.