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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 10 – Routing and Bridging

  1. Routing involves moving traffic between networks (internetwork traffic), whereas bridging involves connecting segments on the same network (intranetwork traffic).
  2. (a) Distance vector protocols. (b) Link-state protocols.
  3. Enable Static route filtering in System | Advanced (Firewall and NAT tab) or create firewall rules to deal with the static routes.
  4. (a) routed. (b) Quagga OSPF or FRR (FRRouting). (c) FRR.
  5. Adding one or more gateways.
  6. Spanning Tree Protocol (STP) and Rapid Spanning Tree Protocol (RSTP).
  7. Looping.
  8. The routing table found at Diagnostics | Routes.