FreeBSD Multimedia Resources List
Links on this page refer to multimedia resources (podcast, vodcast, audio recordings, video recordings, photos) related to FreeBSD or of interest for FreeBSD users.
If you know any resources not listed here, or notice any dead links, please send details to Edwin Groothuis so that it can be included or updated.
Chris Buechler - Network perimeter redundancy with pfsense
Added: 24 May 2009
Tags: dcbsdcon, dcbsdcon2009, slides, pfsense, chris buechler
PDF (6.2 Kb, 30 pages)
This session will first provide an introduction and overview of pfSense and its common uses. It will then go on to cover means of providing redundancy for the critical portions of your network perimeter using pfSense, including redundancy for your Internet connections, firewalls and DNS. Live configuration examples will be shown for as many of these topics as the session's length permits. This session will cover pfSense 1.2.1, but will also offer an overview of some of the enhanced capabilities in this area that pfSense 2.0 will provide in the future.
Isaac `Ike` Levy on m0n0wall and PFSense (9 Mb)
Source: New York City *BSD User Group
Added: 09 September 2006
Tags: nycbug, presentation, monowall, pfsense, isaac levy
UNIX professionals are busy these days. Setting up routers and firewalls are fundamental to any network, but in environments where the focus is on various applications, (servers, workstations, and the software that runs on them), it`s difficult for a business not to choose off-the-shelf SOHO routers and networking gear. The web management gui`s are understandable by everyone, (even techs without UNIX knowledge), and the gear is cheap - this saves time and money.
In the meantime, the features of your average Linksys or Netgear router often leave MUCH to be desired, (https auth management, for one simple example).
Enter m0n0wall and PFSense, 2 BSD based packaged router/firewall solutions that are as solid and full featured as you`d expect from any BSD system- PLUS THEY HAVE HTML WEB INTERFACES FOR MANAGEMENT!
m0n0wall and PFSense become an easy sell in any small professional enviornment, any competent tech can manage the network within minutes... At home, in every hackers home network, they free the hacker to have trusted tools available, but are as time-saving as using any Linksys router.
m0n0wall and PFSense are both light and clean, designed to run on embedded systems- (Soekris, WRAP), but are monsters when unleashed on even legacy PC`s around the office. If you manage UNIX networks and systems all day, do you really want to manage the router for your DSL when you get home? But then doesn`t it bug you to use a chincey Linksys box?
Ike has been a member of NYC*BUG since we first launched in January 2004. He is a long-time member of the Lower East Side Mac Unix User Group. He has spoken frequently on a number of topics at various venues, particularly on the issue of FreeBSD`s jail (8).
Chris Buechler and Scott Ullrich - pfSense: 2.0 and beyond
Source: BSDCan - The Technical BSD Conference
Added: 25 May 2009
Tags: bsdcan, bsdcan2009, presentation, pfsense, chris buechler, scott ullrich
Slides (3.2 Mb, 36 pages)
pfSense: 2.0 and beyond
From firewall distribution to appliance building platform
pfSense is a BSD licensed customized distribution of FreeBSD tailored for use as a firewall and router. In addition to being a powerful, flexible firewalling and routing platform, it includes a long list of related features and a package system allowing further expandability without adding bloat and potential security vulnerabilities to the base distribution.
This session will start with an introduction to the project and its common uses, which have expanded considerably beyond firewalling. We will cover much of the new functionality coming in the 2.0 release, which contains significant enhancements to nearly every portion of the system as well as numerous new features.
While the primary function of the project is a firewalling and routing platform, with changes coming in pfSense 2.0, it has also become an appliance building framework enabling the creation of customized special purpose appliances. The m0n0wall code where pfSense originated has proved popular for this purpose, with AskoziaPBX and FreeNAS also based upon it, in addition to a number of commercial solutions. The goal of this appliance building framework is to enable creation of projects such as these without having to fork and maintain another code base. The existing appliances, including a DNS server using TinyDNS, VoIP with FreeSWITCH, and others will be discussed. For those interested in creating appliances, an overview of the process will be provided along with references for additional information.
Scott Ullrich, Chris Buechler - pfSense Tutorial
Source: BSDCan - The Technical BSD Conference
Added: 28 May 2008
Tags: bsdcan, bsdcan2008, tutorial, freebsd, pfsense, scott ullrich, chris buechler
PDF file (4.1 Kb, 91 pages)
pfSense TutorialFrom Zero to Hero with pfSense
pfSense is a free, open source customized distribution of FreeBSD tailored for use as a firewall and router. In addition to being a powerful, flexible firewalling and routing platform, it includes a long list of related features and a package system allowing further expandability without adding bloat and potential security vulnerabilities to the base distribution. pfSense is a popular project with more than 1 million downloads since its inception, and proven in countless installations ranging from small home networks protecting a PC and an Xbox to large corporations, universities and other organizations protecting thousands of network devices.
This tutorial is being presented by the founders of the pfSense project, Chris Buechler and Scott Ullrich.
The session will start with an introduction to the project, hardware sizing and selection, installation, firewalling concepts and basic configuration, and continue to cover all the most popular features of the system. Common usage scenarios, deployment considerations, step by step configuration guidance, and best practices will be covered for each feature. Most configurations will be demonstrated in a live lab environment.
Attendees are assumed to have basic knowledge of TCP/IP and firewalling concepts, however no in-depth knowledge in these areas or prior knowledge of pfSense or FreeBSD is necessary.