BSDCan2010 - Final Release

BSDCan 2010
The Technical BSD Conference

Chris Buechler
Scott Ullrich
Day Tutorials - 2 - 2010-05-12
Room DMS 1110
Start time 13:00
Duration 03:00
ID 180
Event type Lecture
Track Tutorial
Language used for presentation English

pfSense 2.0 Tutorial

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

At the time of BSDCan 2010, pfSense 2.0 will be nearing release. This tutorial will be a training-focused session, covering many of the changes in the 2.0 release, both from the perspective of a new user and providing information on changes for existing users of the project. Common usage scenarios, deployment considerations, step by step configuration guidance, and best practices will be covered for many features. Many 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.