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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)

VLAN configuration in the web GUI

VLAN configuration can also be done within the web GUI, along with any other tasks related to the setup of VLANs (for example, DHCP and rule creation).

  1. To get started with VLAN configuration in the web GUI, log in to pfSense in the web browser of your choice and navigate to Interfaces | (assign).
  2. From the Interface assignments page, click on the VLANs tab. From the VLANs tab, you will see a table with any previously created VLANs. Click on the +Add button to add a new VLAN:
Adding a VLAN in the web GUI
  1. On the VLAN Configuration page, the first setting is the Parent Interface drop-down box. Select the interface you want to be the parent interface of your VLANs. Next is the VLAN Tag edit box. Valid values for this field are 1 to 4094; you shouldn't use 1, but you can use any other values up to and including 4094. Some low-end managed switches...