This Definitive Guide to pfSense book corresponds to pfSense version 1.2.x from 2009. A second book from the same publisher, pfSense Essentials (ISBN 978-1-937516-04-8), is based on version 2.4.4 with features from older and newer versions.
The Definitive Guide to pfSense, written by pfSense co-founder Chris Buechler and pfSense consultant Jim Pingle, covers installation and basic configuration through advanced networking and firewalling with the popular open source firewall and router distribution.
This book is designed to be a friendly step-by-step guide to common networking and security tasks, plus a thorough reference of pfSense's capabilities.
The book covers hardware and system planning, installation and upgrades, backups, firewalling fundamentals, port forwarding and Network Address Translation, bridging, Virtual LANs (VLAN), Multi-WAN, Virtual Private Networks (VPN) using IPsec, PPTP, and OpenVPN, traffic shaping, load balancing, wireless networking and captive portal setups, redundant firewalls and High Availability, system monitoring, logging, traffic analysis, sniffing, packet capturing, troubleshooting, and software package and third-party software installations and upgrades.
Paperback: 516 pages Publisher: Reed Media Services; 1st edition (November 1, 2009) Language: English ISBN-10: 0979034280 ISBN-13: 978-0979034282 Shipping Weight: 2 pounds ()