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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)


Answer the following questions:

  1. What is the IEEE standard for VLAN tagging?
  2. What are the minimum and maximum ID numbers for VLAN tags?
  3. Name two methods used for VLAN hopping.
  4. What should the priority code point (PCP) field be set to in order to ensure best effort treatment?
  5. What is the main advantage of QinQ VLAN tagging?
  6. Identify two advantages of using link aggregation.
  7. What firewall rules does pfSense automatically create for an optional (such as OPT1) interface?
  8. Identify two types of ports that must be configured on the switch before VLAN configuration is complete.
  9. What is the default VLAN ID for a port called?
  10. Identify a method of configuring VLANs on a Cisco switch.