Learn pfSense 2.4 ebook

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As computer networks become ubiquitous, it has become increasingly important to both secure and optimize our networks. pfSense, an open-source router/firewall, provides an easy, cost-effective way of achieving this – and this book explains how to install and configure pfSense in such a way that even a networking beginner can successfully deploy and use pfSense.

Learn pfSense 2.4 ebook

This book begins by covering networking fundamentals, deployment scenarios, and hardware sizing guidelines, as well as how to install pfSense. The book then covers configuration of basic services such as DHCP, DNS, and captive portal and VLAN configuration. Careful consideration is given to the core firewall functionality of pfSense, and how to set up firewall rules and traffic shaping. Finally, the book covers the basics of VPNs, multi-WAN setups, routing and bridging, and how to perform diagnostics and troubleshooting on a network.

Table of Contents

1: Getting Started with pfSense

2: Installing pfSense

3: Configuring pfSense

4: Captive Portal

5: Additional pfSense Services

6: Firewall and NAT

7: Traffic Shaping

8: Virtual Private Networks

9: Multiple WANs

10: Routing and Bridging

11: Diagnostics and Troubleshooting

What You Will Learn

Install pfSense

Configure additional interfaces, and enable and configure DHCP

Understand Captive portal

Understand firewalls and NAT, and traffic shaping

Learn in detail about VPNs

Understand Multi-WAN

Learn about routing and bridging in detail

Understand the basics of diagnostics and troubleshooting networks