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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

Enabling UPnP and NAT-PnP

UPnP and NAT-PnP are different implementations of the same concept. They both allow for automated port mapping. These protocols are both designed to make it easy for clients to automatically configure port mapping. UPnP is commonly associated with Microsoft-based systems, while NAT-PnP is more commonly associated with Apple.

In this recipe, we will describe how to enable UPnP and NAT-PnP.

How to do it...

  1. Navigate to Services|UPnP and NAT-PnP.
  2. Check the Enable UPnP and NAT-PnP checkbox.
  3. Check the Allow UPnP Port Mapping checkbox, or the Allow NAT-PnP Port Mapping checkbox, or both:
  1. In theInterfaceslist, select the interfaces to which UPnP/NAT-PnP will be applied.
  2. When you are done making changes, click on the Save button.

How it works...

Enabling UPnP and NAT-PnP allows certain devices (for example, game consoles) to function properly on your network without having to define specific port forwarding rules.

There's more...

The following options are also available when configuring...