pfSense experiences

Clint Savage herlo1 at gmail.com
Fri Jun 15 03:31:37 MDT 2007


On 6/14/07, Mike Lovell <toelovell at gmail.com> wrote:
>
> Daniel wrote:
> > We, at my work, am looking at putting firewalls at each school.  The
> > throughput for each school is at max 35MBs.  I am in contact with
> > someone that sells pfSense appliances and I don't know much about it.
> > His company is willing to sell us appliances at $500 a piece with a
> > warranty.  We want most of the features of it, but we want someone to
> > set it up for us and fine tune it with us.  Is there anyone out there
> > that has experience with pfSense or has suggestions on an alternative?
> >
> > -Daniel
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>
> I currently use pfSense for my router at home and do quite a bit with
> it. It has a nice user interface and a lot of features that you wouldn't
> find on most commercial routers. My question would be if $500 is a
> little too much for what you are getting. I am running it on a PIII 500
> with 128MB of RAM. So if you have an old PC sitting around that can be
> used for it, just download pfSense from their website and install it. It
> is a relatively simple setup. I have been using it for almost 18 months
> and has been great. If you want alternatives, m0n0wall
> (www.m0n0.ch/wall/) is also good. pfSense is actually based off of
> m0n0wall.
>
> So, for a quick summary, pfSense makes a great firewall/router/general
> network appliance.
>
>
> Mike Lovell


pfSense++.  I've used it for over 2 years, through all the betas and
everything.  Even used it with dual wan connections.  Its easy to set up and
maintain.  $500 is a bit much for a "warranty" because once you get the hang
of it, you'll not need anybody.

Clint



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