BSDCan2008 - Final - we hope

BSDCan 2008
The Technical BSD Conference

Scott Ullrich
Chris Buechler
Day Tutorials - 1 (2008-05-14)
Room Fauteaux 147B
Start time 09:30
Duration 03:00
ID 80
Event type workshop
Track Tutorial
Language en

pfSense Tutorial

From Zero to Hero with pfSense

pfSense is a free, open source customized distribution of FreeBSD tailored for use as a firewall and router. In addition to being a powerful, flexible firewalling and routing platform, it includes a long list of related features and a package system allowing further expandability without adding bloat and potential security vulnerabilities to the base distribution. pfSense is a popular project with more than 1 million downloads since its inception, and proven in countless installations ranging from small home networks protecting a PC and an Xbox to large corporations, universities and other organizations protecting thousands of network devices.

This tutorial is being presented by the founders of the pfSense project, Chris Buechler and Scott Ullrich.

The session will start with an introduction to the project, hardware sizing and selection, installation, firewalling concepts and basic configuration, and continue to cover all the most popular features of the system. Common usage scenarios, deployment considerations, step by step configuration guidance, and best practices will be covered for each feature. Most configurations will be demonstrated in a live lab environment.

Attendees are assumed to have basic knowledge of TCP/IP and firewalling concepts, however no in-depth knowledge in these areas or prior knowledge of pfSense or FreeBSD is necessary.