pfSense 1.2.3 / 2.0 Beta 1
pfSense is a m0n0wall derived operating system platform with radically different goals such as using Packet Filter, FreeBSD 6.X (or DragonFly BSD when ALTQ and CARP is finished) ALTQ for excellent packet queueing and finally an integrated package management system for extending the environment with new features.pfSense is free software released under the BSD license. Here are some key features of "pfSense": · FreeBSD 6 - CURRENT with ALTQ + IF_BRIDGE Patch (bridging) · Incoming load balancing pools · Reverse captive portal on WAN feature · PPPoE Server · Themes · New system->afterfilterchangeshellcmd xml tag which is executed on the system after each filter change (or other networking related changes) · All of the GREAT m0n0wall features, some improved · FreeBSD 6 - Includes many expanded networking cards · setup wizard using xml -> web gui toolkit · package xml -> web gui toolkit. RAPIDLY create packages and GUI's · rebootless changes of settings · multiple WAN Support · outgoing load balancing pool · pf (openbsd's packet filter) · CARP - for failover and clustersyncing (rules, trafficshaper, nat, IPSEC SAs...) · failovercapable DHCP-Server with advanced settings (specify gateway, DNS, WINS) · advanced support for wireless devices (including WEP, WPA, HostAP-mode, hardware-encryption if supported by driver, mac-filtering, hide SSID, ...) with by freeBSD6 supported wirless devices (atheros recommended for full functionality) · gif ipsec interface option for expanded routing · IPSEC-Tunnels with dynamic andpoints · Systemstatus with realtimegraphs including SWAP usage monitor · ALTQ traffic shaping with integrated magic shaper wizard · Queuegraphs for Trafficshaper · Edit file option · Execute command now in menu · SSH Support · Console support on COM1 · FTP-Proxy · enhanced ALIAS-system · enhanced configuration-system featuring a configuration history and partial config down-/uploads · a lot of small "helpers" that make admins life easier · Packages! · ifdepd - building interface-dependencies · ifstated - connection-checking · pfflowd - converting PF-status-massages to Cisco NetFlow-Datagrams · PFStat - Graphing · NTOP - Enhanced network history data · STunnel - wrap standard ports with SSL · Pure-FTPD - Host FTP files · Squid Transparent Proxy · arpwatch - watch ethernet/ip-adress-pairings · assp - Anti-Spam-Proxy · doorman - portknocking to temporarily open ports · freeradius - Radiusserver · mtr - enhanced traceroute · nmap - networlscanner for security auditing · siproxd - proxy/masquerading for SIP-protocol · spamd - fake SMTP-Server as Spam-Tarpit · iperf - bandwidth-measuring · netio - bandwidth-measuring What's New in This Release: · his is a maintenance release in the 1.2.x series, bringing an updated FreeBSD base, some minor enhancements, some bug fixes, and a couple security updates. We’ve been waiting a few weeks in anticipation of a FreeBSD security advisory for the SSL/TLS renegotiation vulnerability, which came last week and allowed us to finalize the release.