This book is unique in its coverage of all the features of pfSense, empowering you to exploit the firewall's full potential. With clear instructions and detailed screenshots, it helps you configure even the most advanced features. Overview Harness the power of pfSense's core functionality Get under the hood to see how pfSense performs load balancing and failover Detailed examples of interfaces, firewall rules, NAT port-forwarding, VPN services, and much, much more! Full of illustrations, diagrams, and tips for making the most of any pfSense implementation using clear step-by-step instructions for relevant and practical examples What you will learn from this book Determine your deployment scenario, hardware/throughput/interface requirements, form-factor, and which platform version of pfSense is right for you Secure remote access using the SSH and/or HTTPS protocols Add, assign, and configure network interfaces Configure essential networking services (such as DHCP, DNS, Dynamic DNS) Create aliases, firewall rules, NAT port-forward rules, and rule schedules Enable external Remote Desktop Access to an internal machine, following a complete example of the core pfSense functionality Configure the PPTP, IPSec, L2TP, and/or OpenVPN services Create virtual IPs, a virtual LAN, 1:1 and outbound NAT rules, gateways, static routes, and bridged interfaces Configure traffic-shaping and Quality of Service (QoS) Create multiple WAN interfaces in load-balanced or failover configurations Configure firewall redundancy with a CARP firewall failover Configure external logging with syslog Use a variety of built-in networking tools such as Ping and traceroute Configuration backup/restoration and automatic configuration-file backup Update the pfSense firmware Monitor and view all sorts of system and feature statuses/logs using RRD graphs and status monitoring tools Approach This book is written in a cookbook style. Each chapter consists of
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
A cookbook doesn't necessarily mean advanced cooking for professional chefs. The average person sometimes needs to bake a cake, or roast a pig so they need cookbooks too. pfSense 2 Cookbook is for the uninitiated and not the salty veteran or old hand so if you're an advanced or even intermediate pfSense admin then this is not for you. Most of what is in this book can be found in pieces across the internet or figured out yourself, but then again you can say the same about any food cookbook as well. What I like is that this is formatted in a list of simple 'how tos' in one consolidated source.
You're probably not going to master pfSense with this book, but it does get you started on getting standard tasks done from start to finish and it references related configurations in each section. From XML exports to NAT to CARP this book will get you started on pfSense to help you become that master chef who needs advanced cookbooks. This will fill in the gaps for me until...
Still going through the book but it got me up and running quickly. Got the software installed, DHCP, Reservations, port forwarding, DDNS, and minor tweaks in about 1/2 hour. Not bad for 1st time working with pfsense IMHO. Will update post as I go deeper into the book but so far can't complain.
This book was a complete waste for me. The use of the word "cookbook" should be removed from the title. The amount of cooking in this book can be compared to boiling water. I am disappointed with the lack of depth in this book.
If you don't have a computer and want to learn about pfSense 2, this may be the book for you. Each item covered contains a screen shot of the web configuration. Very rudimentary examples are given that just touch on what pfSense can do.
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