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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

Chapter 4. Additional Services

In previous chapters, we covered everything essential to the core functionality of pfSense. In Chapter 1, Initial Configuration, and Chapter 2, Essential Services, we covered the steps necessary for maintaining a fully-functional pfSense system, and in Chapter 3Firewall and NAT, we covered firewall and NAT rules, which allow pfSense to act as a firewall.

In this chapter, we will cover services that are not as essential as those already covered but are nonetheless services that many homes and SOHO users will likely want to utilize. Demonstrating how to set up a captive portal covers a large portion of this chapter. There are several different ways of configuring a captive portal in pfSense, and we will cover all of them. In this chapter, we will cover the following recipes:

  • Creating a captive portal without authentication
  • Creating a captive portal with voucher authentication
  • Creating a captive portal with User Manager authentication
  • Creating a captive portal with...