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pfSense 2.x Cookbook - Second Edition

By : David Zientara
Book Image

pfSense 2.x Cookbook - Second Edition

By: David Zientara

Overview of this book

pfSense is an open source distribution of the FreeBSD-based firewall that provides a platform for ?exible and powerful routing and firewalling. The versatility of pfSense presents us with a wide array of configuration options, which makes determining requirements a little more difficult and a lot more important compared to other offerings. pfSense 2.x Cookbook – Second Edition starts by providing you with an understanding of how to complete the basic steps needed to render a pfSense firewall operational. It starts by showing you how to set up different forms of NAT entries and firewall rules and use aliases and scheduling in firewall rules. Moving on, you will learn how to implement a captive portal set up in different ways (no authentication, user manager authentication, and RADIUS authentication), as well as NTP and SNMP configuration. You will then learn how to set up a VPN tunnel with pfSense. The book then focuses on setting up traffic shaping with pfSense, using either the built-in traffic shaping wizard, custom ?oating rules, or Snort. Toward the end, you will set up multiple WAN interfaces, load balancing and failover groups, and a CARP failover group. You will also learn how to bridge interfaces, add static routing entries, and use dynamic routing protocols via third-party packages.
Table of Contents (18 chapters)
Title Page
Copyright and Credits
About Packt

Configuring the DHCP6 server

This recipe describes how to configure the DHCP6 server. The DHCP6 server accepts DHCP6 requests from clients and assigns them IPv6 addresses from the pool of available addresses.


Getting ready

In order to enable the DHCP6 server on an interface, you must have at least one interface configured with a static IPv6 address. This was an option in the Configuring the LAN interface and the Configuring an optional interface recipes. If you did not configure any of the non-WAN interfaces with a static IPv6 address, you must first reconfigure at least one of them. If necessary, use the recipes inChapter 1, Initial Configuration, as a guide. In this recipe, we will describe how to enable the DHCP6 server on the LAN interface.

How to do it...

  1. Navigate to Services|DHCPv6 and RA.
  2. Click on the LAN tab, if it isn’t selected already.
  3. Click on the DHCPv6 Server tab, if it isn’t selected already.
  4. Under DHCPv6 Options, check the Enable DHCPv6 Server on interface LAN checkbox:
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