Archive for January, 2009

Hackathon ’09 approaching

Tuesday, January 27th, 2009

The pfSense team will come together again this year for a week of development in the 2nd week of March in Louisville. The time will be mainly spent on working on pfSense 2.0. You should expect some huge progress on various features and the overall status of this major release. It looks like this year even more developers will make it to this convention (besides the usual suspects that have always been around).

If you want to show your support to the project now is the time to do so by sending a donation to fund the expenses of this years hackathon (mainly food and drinks or even travel expenses if enough money comes together). For details on how to donate check out this site. You can chip in via PayPal here, or for those with larger budgets, consider our commercial support services.

We also want to thank all the past donors that helped fund this event the last three years. It’s always been a great success, and we look forward to another week of significant progress for the project.

Thank you!

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

DCBSDCon coming up soon!

Wednesday, January 21st, 2009

DCBSDCon 2009 is coming up in just over two weeks. Registration closes in just 10 days, so register now! The conference rate hotel discount has expired, but there is another, cheaper hotel option.

For those who haven’t seen the earlier post, I will be presenting on pfSense at DCBSDCon.

pfSense 1.2.2 released!

Friday, January 9th, 2009

1.2.2 is now making its way to the mirrors. Only five changes from 1.2.1, but we did want to get these issues fixed and an updated version out there.

  • Setup wizard fix – removing BigPond from the WAN page on the setup wizard caused problems.
  • SVG graphs fixed in Google Chrome. The graph page used to not require authentication, which is how it works in m0n0wall, I believe because at the time the feature was implemented in m0n0wall that is the only way it would work. We added required authentication on this page, and while it worked in Firefox, the way it was implemented broke Chrome. Chrome is now fixed. IE believed to still be broken, and the only resolution appears to be not requiring authentication for the graph. We would rather break the SVG graphs in IE and tighten that down than leave it open.
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DCBSDCon schedule now available

Thursday, January 8th, 2009

A great looking schedule for DCBSDCon 2009 is now available. My session on pfSense will be at the end of the day Friday.

Register now!