Learn pfSense 2.4

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  • Install pfSense
  • Configure additional interfaces, and enable and configure DHCP
  • Understand Captive portal
  • Understand firewalls and NAT, and traffic shaping
  • Learn in detail about VPNs
  • Understand Multi-WAN
  • Learn about routing and bridging in detail
  • Understand the basics of diagnostics and troubleshooting networks

As computer networks become ubiquitous, it has become increasingly important to both secure and optimize our networks. pfSense, an open-source router/firewall, provides an easy, cost-effective way of achieving this – and this book explains how to install and configure pfSense in such a way that even a networking beginner can successfully deploy and use pfSense.

This book begins by covering networking fundamentals, deployment scenarios, and hardware sizing guidelines, as well as how to install pfSense. The book then covers configuration of basic services such as DHCP, DNS, and captive portal and VLAN configuration. Careful consideration is given to the core firewall functionality of pfSense, and how to set up firewall rules and traffic shaping. Finally, the book covers the basics of VPNs, multi-WAN setups, routing and bridging, and how to perform diagnostics and troubleshooting on a network.

  • Build firewall and routing solutions with PfSense.
  • Learn how to create captive portals, how to connect Pfsense to your https environment and so on.
  • Practical approach towards building firewall solutions for your organization
Page Count 346
Course Length 10 hours 22 minutes
ISBN 9781789343113
Date Of Publication 30 Jul 2018


David Zientara

David Zientara is a software engineer living in northern New Jersey. He has over 20 years of experience in IT. In the mid-1990s, David became the lead software engineer for Oxberry LLC, a digital imaging company headquartered in New Jersey. In this capacity, he played a major role in developing a new software package for the company's equipment. In the mid-2000s, David took an interest in computer networking, an interest that led him to learn about m0n0wall and, eventually, pfSense.

David currently is employed with the Prasad Corporation in a consulting position and is also the author of Learn pfSense 2.4 and Mastering pfSense 2.4, also available from Packt Publishing.