pfSense 2.x Cookbook - Second Edition

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Learn
  • Configure the essential pfSense services (namely, DHCP, DNS, and DDNS)
  • Create aliases, firewall rules, NAT port-forward rules, and rule schedules
  • Create multiple WAN interfaces in load-balanced or failover configurations
  • Configure firewall redundancy with a CARP firewall failover
  • Configure backup/restoration and automatic configuration-file backup
  • Configure some services and perform diagnostics with command-line utilities
About

pfSense is an open source distribution of the FreeBSD-based firewall that provides a platform for flexible and powerful routing and firewalling. The versatility of pfSense presents us with a wide array of configuration options, which makes determining requirements a little more difficult and a lot more important compared to other offerings.

pfSense 2.x Cookbook – Second Edition starts by providing you with an understanding of how to complete the basic steps needed to render a pfSense firewall operational. It starts by showing you how to set up different forms of NAT entries and firewall rules and use aliases and scheduling in firewall rules. Moving on, you will learn how to implement a captive portal set up in different ways (no authentication, user manager authentication, and RADIUS authentication), as well as NTP and SNMP configuration. You will then learn how to set up a VPN tunnel with pfSense. The book then focuses on setting up traffic shaping with pfSense, using either the built-in traffic shaping wizard, custom floating rules, or Snort. Toward the end, you will set up multiple WAN interfaces, load balancing and failover groups, and a CARP failover group. You will also learn how to bridge interfaces, add static routing entries, and use dynamic routing protocols via third-party packages.

Features
  • Build a high-availability fault-tolerant security system with pfSense 2.x
  • Leverage the latest version of pfSense to secure your cloud environment
  • A recipe-based guide that will help you enhance your on-premise and cloud security principles
Page Count 298
Course Length 8 hours 56 minutes
ISBN 9781789806427
Date Of Publication 17 Dec 2018

Authors

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.