pfSense Makes Sense | LAS s28e09

pfSense Makes Sense | LAS s28e09

The pfSense project has a new release, we’ll run down some of our favorite features and how we use them. Plus Valve’s Gabe Newell says Linux is the future of gaming, and we’ll break down exactly why he feels that way.

Then: CyanogenMod’s got some big plans, but are they stepping on the community open source developers to get there? Plus a LinuxCon 2013 wrap up, the big Steam rumors…


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Making pfSense in a Linux World!


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This release brings many new features, with the biggest change being IPv6 support in most every portion of the system. There are also a number of bug fixes, and touch ups in general.

pfSense Gold is our $99 per year premium membership subscription program, designed to provide special benefits to our members while supporting ongoing development of the Open Source pfSense project.

The following companies sell the hardware the developers use. This means purchasing from these vendors ensures
the device is thoroughly tested, and if compatibility problems come up in future releases they will likely be quickly
found and fixed more.

Other Nice Features:

  • NTP Server for your LAN, can even pull from a serial attached GPS

  • Wake on LAN. Add a MAC address from a PC on your LAN, then wake it from the firewall as needed.

  • Easy to manage uPNP for balanced security and convenience.

  • High Availability Sync

pfsync transfers state insertion, update, and deletion messages between firewalls. Each firewall sends these messages out via multicast on a specified interface, using the PFSYNC protocol (IP Protocol 240). It also listens on that interface for similar messages from other firewalls, and imports them into the local state table.

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The Linux Foundation held its LinuxCon North America conference in New Orleans this week, and has once again published keynote session videos. The videos feature Linux luminaries including Google’s Chris DiBona, Valve’s Gabe Newell, Raspberry Pi’s Eben Upton, Intel’s Dirk Hohndel, and a panel with Tejun Heo, Greg Kroah-Hartman, Sarah Sharp, and Linus Torvalds

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From LinuxCon & CloudOpen North America in New Orleans, LA. Join Gabe Newell as he shares his insights on the future of Linux gaming.

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