pfSense Essentials: The Complete Reference to the pfSense Internet Gateway and Firewall

pfSense Essentials: The Complete Reference to the pfSense Internet Gateway and Firewall

by Jeremy C. Reed


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As a thorough reference, pfSense Essentials covers installation and basic configuration through advanced networking and firewalling with the popular FreeBSD-based pfSense open source firewall and router distribution. The book includes setting up captive portals and MAC filtering, DHCP services, IPv6 autoconfiguration, multi-WAN routing, caching DNS, Dynamic DNS, high availability and redundant firewalls, port forwarding and network address translation, virtual LANs, traffic shaping and QoS, IPsec, L2TP, OpenVPN, wireless access points, time-scheduled packet filtering, and much more. It describes the web-based interface for backups, system upgrades, log management, installing add-on packages, graphical reports and analyzing network and system activity, and advanced firewall tunings, as well as the text console interface. Authored by BSD Unix and QA expert, Jeremy C. Reed, pfSense Essentials is a detailed guide for common security and networking tasks using pfSense 2.4.4 with older and newer features.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781937516048
Publisher: Reed Media Services
Publication date: 07/12/2019
Pages: 480
Product dimensions: 7.44(w) x 9.69(h) x 0.97(d)

About the Author

Jeremy C. Reed is an open source advocate and professional trainer, consultant, developer, and writer with 20 years experience specializing in open source Unix software and BSD system administration. Reed is a former board member of The BSD Certification Group and The NetBSD Foundation.

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