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pfSense: The Definitive Guide Paperback – November 1, 2009
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The book walks you through the process and explains what everything means and how it relates to the overall system. If you are currently using or thinking about using pfSense as a router/firewall solution, you need to check this book out. This book is going to save many hours of frustration and searching for the answers online. Two thumbs up! This is the must have reference for pfSense users!
-- Ubergeek / Systems Administrator
For experienced administrators, I would recommend trying out pfSense and then buying this book when you see how many options are available to you. For new users, this is a great starting point and will walk you through the initial setup phase and choosing hardware so I recommend picking this up before you start. There is plenty of information for all in this book and it's a great way to help support the further development of the project!
I have read through the entire book now and it is all very helpful. I even started reading portions that I have no use for at the moment but knowing they are there helps me plan for the future. I am eagerly awaiting the release of pfSense 2.0 and even if some things have changed by then this book will still prove useful because it teaches you the fundamentals and is not afraid to go into the "why".
I now have been using 2.0 for a few months and although things have changed the book is still very helpful. Things may be in slightly different places but the concepts remain the same.
PFSENSE is on version 2.1.3 now and while this book has substance to offer you, it is nothing that you could not get from using Google...which is free and will lead you to more relevant, current and accurate information.
The PFSENSE website, online help and it's forum will provide you with tons more info than this book ever will. Yes, a new book is coming to cover the newer 2.x release but I suspect, even that will also be outdated in some ways as soon it is printed. However, it will still be a worthwhile purchase. Just skip over this old tome.
For now, I would say look to the PFSENSE website/forums and there are numerous other blogs and sites out there just waiting to be Googled and explored. Most of us never read any BSD or PFSENSE books, we just experimented and learned from others. PFSENSE has a huge following and we are the types of people that love to write about our experiences and do HOW TO step by step blogs to help others.
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PFSense really wants your money. They try to force you into their support or taking their $1000 training class (which I eventually ended up taking) This book leaves out a lot of... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Robert Richey
This version is a good book for Version 1.6 of pfSense. However they are working on 2.0
Its a very good book but you will have to hunt a lot to make changes in 2. Read more
If you're using, or contemplating a PfSense firewall, you'll want to read up on how to best implement it. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Amazon Customer
Bought this book because the PFSense website made it clear that I needed this book to properly configure PFSense's advanced stuff, like site-to-site VPN. Read morePublished 21 months ago by P. Swarthout
Setting up my second pfSense firewall.
Pretty amazing how simple and powerful new software has become.
Old pcs don't die they become badass firewalls!