Linked by Goyuix on Fri 28th Oct 2011 22:11 UTC
BSD and Darwin derivatives After three years of hard work and many enhancements, pfSense 2.0 has been released. Of the more impressive stats, more than 108,000 unique IP addresses have downloaded the snapshots during 2011, resulting in some amazing testing, feedback and now reliability with the 2.0 release. Among the many notable features and enhancements: Based on FreeBSD 8.1, Enhancements to IP Aliases, dashboard and widgets, SMTP and growl alerts, new traffic shaper, Layer 7 protocol filtering, major improvements to NAT engine and configuration, certificate manager, VPN improvements, virtual wireless AP support and many others.
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little late news
by AkumaKuruma on Sat 29th Oct 2011 01:38 UTC
AkumaKuruma
Member since:
2009-11-23

This was released back in the middle of September.

http://blog.pfsense.org/?p=598

Edited 2011-10-29 01:39 UTC

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RE: little late news
by Elv13 on Sat 29th Oct 2011 01:45 UTC in reply to "little late news"
Elv13 Member since:
2006-06-12

It's still great use it since late 2009 (alpha-alpha-alpha0) and it never failed me. It may be overkill for most home users, but sometime, when you have something little more complicated in mind, it help a lot. I wont go back to 200mhz ARM box anytime soon. It's also nice to have a router with RS232, LPT1 and USB ports. I use the LPT1 and GPIO port for LEDs and USB to hook an olf black and white, retroilluminated Palm Pilot as display. Things that are sometime harder to do with sealed, dedicated routers,

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RE[2]: little late news
by AkumaKuruma on Sun 30th Oct 2011 01:16 UTC in reply to "RE: little late news"
AkumaKuruma Member since:
2009-11-23

oh im not arguing that its not a good product, just wow that it got posted here a month late.

i have been running it since 1.x and have helped to beta test some of the key updates in the system including VM setup, DNS server and even IPv6 support (which is now in base code in 2.1)

the thing i love the most about it is it has all the features most people are looking for in a firewall, and if it doesnt, can be done pretty easily.

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I love pfSence
by Worldbuilder on Sun 30th Oct 2011 14:09 UTC
Worldbuilder
Member since:
2006-04-12

I use it since 1.0. I´ve tested any freely available appliance like Ipcop, Smoothwall, Endian, Untangle etc. since then. None of those have a similar featureset, responsiveness and usability with the FreeBSD peace of mind.

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