[pfSense] Replacing a Linux router with pfSense
david at westcontrol.com
Thu Sep 22 04:17:11 EDT 2011
On 21/09/2011 22:29, Bart Grefte wrote:
> You've got a point with pfSense being ready to use, although I have to
> admit, I never expected to be needing a null-modem cable to get the
> embedded/nanoBSD version going. But other than that, it's practically ready
> to use indeed. Just have to set everything, takes what, 15min tops in my
> case and it's very easy. Everything is easy to find.
> I have been looking for a Linux equivalent hoping I would not have to brush
> up my command line skills (I have nothing against doing that though), but so
> far I haven't found anything (incl the ones you mentioned) that come even
> close to the look and feel of pfSense.
<sniping to avoid mixed posting order>
For small systems (typically for off-the-shelf wireless
firewall/routers), I find OpenWRT a good solution. It doesn't have
anything like the features of pfSense, but it fits fine in a little box.
The gui is okay, though I have mostly used the command line. And it
lets you do a lot with such a cheap box - I use them for multiple
independent networks and as OpenVPN clients/servers.
But for a bigger system, such as our company's main firewall/router,
pfSense is looking like a strong alternative to Linux and command-line
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