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March Hang Out Today – Squid and Squidguard

Our March 2014 hang out is this afternoon at 13:00 US Central time. This month, Jim Pingle is presenting on Squid and Squidguard, the winner of the poll on the forum where the community voted on the next topic. Gold subscribers can find the link after logging into the members area, as usual. The recording and slides will be available for subscribers within a couple hours of the meeting’s completion, along with a fun sample page Jim’s put together.

Mark your calendars for April 18 at the same time for next month’s session.

 

February Hang Out this Friday, February 21

Our February Hang Out for Support and Gold subscribers will be this Friday, February 21, at 13:00 US Central time. You’ll find the link and other information under “February 2014 Hang Out” after logging in to the members area.

We’re going to discuss VPN options and where each is most appropriate, then continue on to an introduction to IPsec. There will be some time for questions at the end.

Also, mark your calendars for March 21 at the same time for next month’s session.

Recordings of Hang Outs available

The video and audio recording and slides from January’s hang out are available for Gold and Support subscribers after logging in to the members section.

You’ll see the “Hang Outs Archive” link there after logging in.

If you’re not yet a subscriber and want a taste of what these are like, December’s video and audio archive is freely available here: pfSense December Hang Out recording

The slides for December are up for members only at the same place as the January files noted above.

We’ll have a post up soon with the specifics for February’s session.

January Hang Out – Project News, Firewall and NAT Fundamentals Tutorial

January’s hang out/webcast is this Friday, January 24, at 1:00 PM US Central time. We’ll start out going over all the latest happenings with the project. Then we’ll have a tutorial on firewall and NAT fundamentals. I’ll go through how things work, best practices, and some guidance for troubleshooting. There will also be time for questions. This session is available for gold and support subscribers only. You can find the link to join after logging into your account here, under January Hang Out Details.

If you can’t make it while we’re live, you’ll find the recording archived in the members area shortly after we’re finished.

Look forward to having you there!

pfSense talk at “Tokyo FreeBSD Benkyokai” February 17

Isaac (.ike) Levy, Senior Unix System Administrator at National Hockey League (http://www.linkedin.com/in/dotike) will be presenting “pfSense Practical Experiences: from home routers, to High-Availability Datacenter Deployments” at the Tokyo FreeBSD Benkyokai (FreeBSD Study Session) Group on February 17, 2014.

http://atnd.org/events/47084

Ike states that his main objective in Tokyo is to get some real help with the Japanese translation of pfSense.

Ike recently committed “Phase 1″ (machine translation) of this effort, which you can view at GitHub.

Anata to kōun ni kansha (あなたと幸運に感謝), Ike.

Shop at the pfSense store

Hide your wallet, the pfSense store is alive. First mentioned in 2008, we’ve finally got it done.

(And you thought 2.1 took a long time.)

Shirts, stickers, pre-loaded USB sticks, and yes, even hardware are now available directly from the same team that brings you pfSense.

Along with pfSense Gold, this is one of the best ways to directly support the project.

To kick things off, we’re running a pre-order sale on shirts. $5.00 off until the end of the year.

(Note that the shipping department will not open until the very beginning of 2014.)