Archive for June, 2008

pfSense Book Naming Contest

Saturday, June 21st, 2008

As some of you are aware, I’m writing a book on pfSense to be published by Reed Media. It’s been a work in progress for several months and will be completed in the next 5-6 weeks. After technical review and editing, that means it will be available for purchase from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, etc. around late August to early September.

I posted a work in progress table of contents to the mailing list.That’s just the top level, it drills down quite a bit from there. I’m estimating the final page count at roughly 300-400 pages.

There currently is no set title. Of the ones my editor Jeremy Reed and I have thought of, my favorite is The Definitive Guide to pfSense. I’m not set on anything though and am looking for suggestions from the community.

Leave a comment here with your ideas. I will send a complimentary signed copy of the book to the person who chooses the title that will be used, including shipping to anywhere in the world. Please leave a legit email address (it’s only visible to admins) so I can contact you. If we go with The Definitive Guide to pfSense, I will pick someone at random from those who leave comments here and send them the free copy. So if you like that title, feel free to leave a comment saying so.

Development update

Wednesday, June 18th, 2008

Development work continues on 1.2.1 and 1.3.

1.2.1

We’re having some build server difficulty, or would have made snapshots available almost a month ago. We hope to have that resolved this week and get 1.2.1 snapshots available so the community can help us test the changes.
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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