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Product Details

  • Paperback: 252 pages
  • Publisher: Packt Publishing (March 23, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 9781849514866
  • ISBN-13: 978-1849514866
  • ASIN: 1849514860
  • Product Dimensions: 0.5 x 9.1 x 7.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #529,621 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Matt Williamson is the founder of Blue Key Consulting - a computer systems design and development firm located in the New York City area. Before forming his consulting business, Matt developed software for a number of companies in the insurance and financial research industries. A long-time user of pfSense, Matt has incorporated pfSense in a number of roles throughout a variety of his own systems and those of his clients. His personal website and blog can be found at http://www.bunkerhollow.com.

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Pros: Very easy steps to follow.
matthew whitaker
If you don't have a computer and want to learn about pfSense 2, this may be the book for you.
EntropyWorks
If anything this should have been called pfSense 2 for dummies.
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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on November 3, 2011
Format: Kindle Edition
Technical Cookbooks are usually books that are crammed full of examples from the most simple use to advanced and possibly unthought of use cases. I purchased this book because I use pfSense 2.0 and am trying to configure one of those advanced use cases. I was very disappointed to find that it was a simple walk through of each of the web interfaces and the most basic setup of each configuration. I'll admit that I didn't read the entire thing, just the parts that I was trying to figure out but in those sections there was no discussion of advanced configurations which was very disappointing. If anything this should have been called pfSense 2 for dummies.
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful By EntropyWorks on October 4, 2011
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This book was a complete waste for me. The use of the word "cookbook" should be removed from the title. The amount of cooking in this book can be compared to boiling water. I am disappointed with the lack of depth in this book.

If you don't have a computer and want to learn about pfSense 2, this may be the book for you. Each item covered contains a screen shot of the web configuration. Very rudimentary examples are given that just touch on what pfSense can do.
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Dark Arts on December 23, 2011
Format: Paperback
This book was a complete waste. The author is in no way involved with the pfSense project, so how is he authoritative enough to write this book? The fact is that the book is poorly written, very poorly edited and has nothing but basic examples. There is another book, actually written by the authors of pfSense itself which is very well written. I'd highly recommend it instead of wasting your money on this tripe.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By A. Johnston on October 12, 2011
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Just got the book and it looks good. First problem I notice though: the page numbers in the table of contents are wrong.

It reads Chapter 4 starts on 67; it actually starts on 71.
It reads Chapter 5 starts on 93; it actually starts on 97.

Weird.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Larry R. Pitman on December 15, 2012
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Was helpful to newbie to get firewall up and running with examples from every menu item. I could find other books that covered version 2.0
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