Book Image

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)


Answer the following questions:

  1. (a) What transport layer protocol does DHCP use? (b) What ports does DHCP use? (c) What transport layer protocol does BOOTP use? (d) What ports does BOOTP use?
  2. What are the Router Advertisement (RA) flag settings that correspond to enabling Stateless DHCP (also known as SLAAC)?
  3. What are the two services pfSense has for DNS?
  4. (a) What transport layer protocol does DNS use? (b) What port does DNS use?
  5. What advantage does DDNS have over traditional DNS services?
  6. What are the three types of authentication that pfSense's captive portal service supports?
  7. What field must exist in the captive portal login page if voucher authentication is supported?
  8. Name a device that can be connected to the serial port to attain greater time accuracy than NTP normally would provide.
  9. What are management information bases (MIBs)?
  10. What is the default port for...