2.0 (formerly 1.3) ALPHA Snapshots Now Available

Edit: 1.3 was renamed to 2.0

For the latest info, see the 2.0 beta post.

1.3 ALPHA snapshots are now available for testing! These bring significant changes from 1.2, and are vastly different from the 1.2.1 snapshots that are also now available. The 1.2.1 snapshots are only bug fixes to 1.2 release. These 1.3 snapshots bring you all the great new features that have been added to pfSense over the past 8 months. The 1.3 new features tag on this blog will show you some past posts discussing a number of the great additions in this release.

Upgrading to 2.0 Snapshots
Upgrading from 1.2 to 2.0 has not been tested much. Be prepared to reinstall if you do try it.

Snapshot File Naming Convention
The file naming convention for snapshot releases has changed. They now include the date and time of the snapshot build. This is in YYYYmmdd format, and is in the local time of the build servers (Louisville, US Eastern). This makes the snapshots sort properly by date, and makes it easier for those of us who keep lots of snapshots to retain them with unique names. It also means we will never interrupt anyone’s download by overwriting with a new snapshot. Several builds will be retained in these folders for 1-2 days – make sure you get the newest build available.

New Forum Board for 2.0 Snapshots
Please keep all forum 2.0 discussion in the 2.0 Snapshot Feedback and Problems board. If you try these snapshots, we would appreciate feedback on your experiences.

Download Link
Yes, I have fully read and understand the above and wish to continue to download 2.0 ALPHA snapshots

General questions can be posed here as a comment, or on the forum. If you have a specific problem to report, please do not leave it as a comment, rather use the forum. This allows us to work with you on issues without creating a mess in the comments here.


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48 Responses to “2.0 (formerly 1.3) ALPHA Snapshots Now Available”

  1. pfSense Digest » Blog Archive » What’s coming in 1.3 Says:

    […] We plan to release pfSense 1.3 based on FreeBSD 7.0. Edit: now available […]

  2. Chris Buechler Says:

    Note snapshot folders are subject to being empty if we find issues, while new snapshots are building. This is currently the case because of some rrdtool and dhcpd fixes. If the folder is empty, wait a couple hours and check again.

  3. freebee Says:

    will have the pfsense 1.3 devel iso ?

  4. silverkzar Says:

    This version already support IPSEC with dynamic ip on both ends of the tunnel?

  5. Chris Buechler Says:

    Not sure of the status of IPsec with both endpoints dynamic, IPsec is about to get a major commit to significantly enhance its abilities sometime in the next couple days, that’s probably something that will get a closer look after that commit is in.

    freebee: there is an updated dev iso here: http://cvs.pfsense.com/~sullrich/pfSense_Dev_1.3.iso.gz

  6. Mark Says:

    pfSense-Full-Update-1.3-ALPHA-ALPHA-20080711-0323 installed perfectly on my Compaq DL360 from a completely stock 1.2-final. I love the dashboard! Can’t wait till it’s done!

  7. Itwerx Says:

    Anybody know when/if CARP support for single-IP WAN connections will be available…?

  8. Chris Buechler Says:

    We tried adding carpdev support (CARP with single IP WANs) within the past couple weeks but it’s currently very broken in FreeBSD so it was removed. The FreeBSD developer who did the initial port does not have time to fix it right now. Unsure if/when it’ll be usable.

  9. pfSense Digest » Blog Archive » Significant IPsec Improvements now in 1.3! Says:

    […] it out This work is currently available in 1.3 snapshots. We encourage you to provide feedback on the mailing list or 1.3 board on the forum if you try […]

  10. Itwerx Says:

    “CARP with single IP WANs…currently very broken in FreeBSD”

    Was thinking maybe something like using private (non-routed) addresses with the single public being an alias? Or vice versa? Or am I crazy? 🙂

  11. Chris Buechler Says:

    Itwerx: that won’t work because CARP IPs have to be within the same subnet as your WAN IP.

  12. Tekno Says:

    Where can I find the change log for the 1.3 snapshots?

  13. Chris Buechler Says:

    this is a 30 day changelog on RELENG_1.

  14. jigpe Says:

    1.2 final works like a charm. Can’t wait to 1.3 🙂

  15. vastvet Says:

    This is the best hardware firewall to built urown i found so far, and i hope to see alot extras in it like antispam,antitrojan ,antivirus and antispyware in it 🙂 but its really the best so far!

  16. Gladizxx Says:

    cann’t 2.0 ALPHA snapshots be update to new versions ???

    I am is using pfsense 1.2.1 release, but i want to test ALPHA snapshots ..

    Thanks very much for team pfsense…

  17. Chris Buechler Says:

    Yes they can be upgraded no problem. See:

  18. Gladizxx Says:

    I am use 2.0 Alpha 6/01/2008 ..
    Trafich Sharper Cannot Filter load game online …. how to make stable for it…
    but connections multi wan pppoe is good run

    I think on next time is make the best firewall i sure..

    anyway cant i read documentations for setting Load Balancing for Multi Wan…
    Thanks Very Much for TEAM PFSENSE.

  19. Chris Buechler Says:

    Gladizxx: if you would like some help with those things, post to the 2.0 board on the forum.

  20. Jürgen Says:

    Will there also be an CMI (Centralized Management Interface) approach?

  21. Chris Buechler Says:

    Jurgen: that would be a completely different project, not related to any specific pfSense release. Nothing is planned for that right now, none of us have the time.

  22. mgz Says:

    Is there any plans for EoIP? Such as in MikroTik and DD-WRT.

  23. Chris Buechler Says:

    I’m not sure what EoIP exactly is, it references GRE which is exactly what it sounds like, seems they just slapped a different name on the GRE standard – but not exactly, it does say “other side of the EoIP tunnel – must be a MikroTik router”.

    2.0 does have GRE support, which is a standard that accomplishes the same thing and will interoperate with any other device capable of GRE. This “EoIP” seems like some semi-proprietary protocol to accomplish the same thing, which we won’t be supporting. GRE does everything you could want “EoIP” to do, and does it in a way that doesn’t lock you into any particular vendor’s equipment.

  24. Ronald Says:

    Is there also a Vmware available?

  25. Chris Buechler Says:

    Ronald: Not yet, there will be one in the next couple weeks. It’s easy to install yourself in VMware though.

  26. pantelis komatas Says:

    Hello.Does load balancing and trafic shaping work together in this version.You are doing great job anyway

  27. pantelis komatas Says:

    Hello again.In version 2 alpha there is not gateway in load balancing so i can connect together 2 wan.

  28. Chris Buechler Says:

    pantelis: Please post questions to the forum. Gateway load balancing works differently in 2.0, you’ll see info on the 2.0 board of the forum.

  29. OpenBSD Says:

    A Package for OpenBSD is what we all await.

  30. Chris Buechler Says:

    @OpenBSD: hah Not “we all”. There isn’t much reason to have an OpenBSD build, though I wouldn’t mind seeing one. carpdev is one that would be nice to have. Those things will make their way to FreeBSD though, we just have to wait a bit longer.

    There are sound reasons we’re on FreeBSD, see:

    If you’re willing to do the port yourself, we’d be glad to hear from you.

  31. Chris Says:

    Any updates on an ETA for 2.0 release candidate? In my experience they have been very stable in the past and at that point I’d be ready to run them in production…

  32. Chris Buechler Says:

    Chris: Latest info always here:

  33. Robert Says:

    I just upgraded to 2.0 and now I can’t access the GUI.

    Fatal error: Cannot redeclare display_widget_tabs() (previously declared in /usr/local/www/index.php:195) in /usr/local/www/guiconfig.inc on line 971

  34. Chris Buechler Says:

    Robert and everyone else: Please do not post support questions or problems here, post them to the 2.0 board on the forum where we can properly follow up.


    See also:
    “Please do not post support questions to the blog comments. The comments are for discussion of the post, and letting people ask questions there would make a mess of the purpose of those comments.”

  35. joao seabra Says:


    Any ideia when 2.0 will be released?
    Thanks and keep up the good work!

    Kind Regards,
    João Seabra

  36. Chris Buechler Says:

    joao: http://doc.pfsense.org/index.php/When_Will_A_Release_Occur

  37. shawn Says:

    Really looking forward to using freenas with 2.x I downloaded the alpha to help with testing.. I did not notice the freenas application in the programs section.. Like I said looking forward to trying it out.

  38. Chris Buechler Says:

    shawn: FreeNAS isn’t in 2.x, nor will it ever be in the base system. It may never be available at all, you shouldn’t combine a file server and a firewall, those should be two different systems. A package is always a possibility, if someone creates one, no work is being done there currently. It could possibly run in a jail at some point in the future, that’s far more suitable. Regardless, there currently is no ability to run FreeNAS in any version nor any work in that direction.

  39. whitewiz Says:

    install of 1117 successful on Pii 166 Dell Lattitude CP laptop

  40. Shaul Says:

    Will 2.0 release be based on 8? What is the current code based on?

  41. Chris Buechler Says:

    7.2 and 8 versions are currently available, the release will be on 8 though.

  42. Zach Says:

    This might be kicking a dead horse but how far along is 2.0 in relation to “release” day?

  43. Mahesh Chowta Says:


    Thanks for wonderful product.
    Pfsense 1.2.2 is working without hitch in a 7 year old P4 pc, having 256 ram managing more than 50 pc’s at a time.

    Thank you and keep up the good work!

    Kind Regards,

    Mahesh Chowta

  44. Earlz Says:

    So when is this 2.0 going to be finished? It’s 2010 now and I’d love to get the new multiple-PPoE features

  45. Chris Buechler Says:

    Earlz: Read the 2.0 beta post. http://blog.pfsense.org/?p=544

  46. pfsense_for-life Says:

    I can’t seem to find the 2.0 beta download, could someone post me the link


  47. Chris Buechler Says:

    pfsense_for-life: The link is in this post. “Download Link”

  48. Arsalan Mallik Says:

    Great Job on pfsense!!!. I have tried and used VYATTA and Pfsense. I must say Pfsense is far better than VYATTA. The GUI on Pfsense is very fast and well thought out and also appeals to common sense (apart from few bug here and there) Where as VYATTA GUI is super slow and I find my self running up and down the screen just to setup trivial stuff. Great Job guys keep it up. Today I will try 2.0 and send you some feed back.

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