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Mastering pfSense - Second Edition

By : David Zientara
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Mastering pfSense - Second Edition

By: David Zientara

Overview of this book

pfSense has the same reliability and stability as even the most popular commercial firewall offerings on the market – but, like the very best open-source software, it doesn’t limit you. You’re in control – you can exploit and customize pfSense around your security needs. Mastering pfSense - Second Edition, covers features that have long been part of pfSense such as captive portal, VLANs, traffic shaping, VPNs, load balancing, Common Address Redundancy Protocol (CARP), multi-WAN, and routing. It also covers features that have been added with the release of 2.4, such as support for ZFS partitions and OpenVPN 2.4. This book takes into account the fact that, in order to support increased cryptographic loads, pfSense version 2.5 will require a CPU that supports AES-NI. The second edition of this book places more of an emphasis on the practical side of utilizing pfSense than the previous edition, and, as a result, more examples are provided which show in step-by-step fashion how to implement many features.
Table of Contents (15 chapters)


Answer the following questions:

  1. What is the key difference between routing and bridging?
  2. (a) What class of routing protocols involves a router only informing its neighbors of topology changes? (b) What class of routing protocols involves each router constructing a map of its connectivity to the network?
  3. Identify two methods we can use to deal with the problem of return traffic not following the same route as the traffic originally sent when configuring static routes.
  4. (a) We want to utilize RIP v2 as our routing protocol. What pfSense package should we install? (b) We want to utilize OSPF as our routing protocol. What pfSense package can we use? (Identify either one.) (c) What is the best choice if we want to redistribute OSPF routes to BGP neighbors?
  5. What is the first step in implementing policy-based routing?
  6. Identify the two spanning tree protocols supported by pfSense...