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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 RIP using routed

In this recipe, we will install and configure routed, the Routing Information Protocol daemon.

How to do it...

  1. Navigate toSystem | Package Manager.
  2. Click on the Available Packages tab.
  3. Find routed on the list of available packages and click on the Install button for routed.
  4. Click on the Confirm button. Installation should take less than 2 minutes.
  5. Once the Package Installer indicates that installation is complete, navigate to Services | RIP.
  6. Check the Enable RIP checkbox to enable the routed daemon:



  1. In the Interfaces list box, select the interfaces which RIP will bind to.
  2. Select the appropriate RIP version in the RIP Version drop-down menu (1 or 2).
  3. If you selected RIP Version 2, enter a password in the RIPv2 password text field.
  4. Check the no_ag checkbox to turn off aggregation of subnets in RIPv1 and RIPv2 responses.
  5. Check the no_super_ag checkbox to turn off aggregation of networks into supernets in RIPv2 responses.
  6. When you are done making changes, click on the Save...