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Tim Nelson 12-22-2009 05:41 PM

iptables ... *BSD pf ... pfSense
----- "Götz Reinicke - IT Koordinator" <> wrote:
> Hi,
> I followed the "Optimizing CentOS for gigabit firewall" posting and as
> some posters wrote pf is soo sooo ssooooo mutch faster, I was thinking
> to give it a try. But I'm not familier to BSD so I was looking for
> some
> tools and found "pfsense"
> "pfSense is a free, open source customized distribution of FreeBSD
> tailored for use as a firewall and router"
> Has any of the firewall guys on the list ever tested this distri?
> What do you think?
> Right now we run a iptables Shorewall system and had no problems so
> far,
> but having a "managed" firewall distri which rocks whould be an
> alternative.

pfSense is fantastic, amazing, etc. You get the rock solid foundation of FreeBSD along with pf and a nice GUI around it. Features, package addons, performance, and of course price are all very nice. Plus, their support is top notch, both community and paid versions. I doubt you'll find a better open source firewall distro anywhere.

Tim Nelson
Systems/Network Support
Rockbochs Inc.
(218)727-4332 x105
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