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Mastering pfSense - Second Edition

By : David Zientara
Book Image

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)

Chapter 6 – Traffic Shaping

  1. To ensure that network traffic conforms to certain predefined constraints.
  2. (a) Priority queuing (PRIQ), class-based queuing (CBQ), and Hierarchical Fair-Service Curve (HFSC). (b) Class-based queuing. (c) Hierarchical Fair-Service Curve.
  3. No; we can only implement it with third-party packages such as Snort.
  1. (a) The Multiple Lan/Wan configuration wizard; (b) the Dedicated Links wizard.
  2. Explicit Congestion Notification.
  3. The Floating Rules tab.
  4. None; we have to manually enable each interface.
  5. By navigating to Status | Queues and looking under the Length column.