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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 OSPF using FRR

In this recipe, we will configure OSPF using the FRRouting package.

Getting ready

This recipe assumes you have already installed FRRouting (FRR), per the instructions outlined at the beginning of the previous recipe. If not, you should navigate to System | Package Manager | Available Packages, and install FRRouting first.

How to do it...

  1. Navigate toServices | FRR OSPF.
  2. Check the Enable checkbox to enable OSPF routing.
  3. In the Router ID text field, specify the Router ID (RID).
  4. In the Area text field, enter the OSPFd area for this instance of OSPF.
  1. In the Disable FIB updates (Routing table) drop-down menu, you may select any of several stub options to bring the router online without immediately routing any traffic:
    • None: The routing table is updated.
    • Stub area: Router is shielded from external routes, but receives information about networks that belong to other areas of the same OSPF domain.
    • Totally stub: Only the default summary route is allowed.
    • Not so Stub Area: Type 7 Link...