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pfsense/pfsense is an open source project licensed under Apache License 2.0 which is an OSI approved license.

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Posts

Posts where pfSense has been mentioned. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects - the last one was on 2021-04-10.
  • La pénurie globale va également affecter les routeurs, c'est l'effet boule de neige
    reddit.com/r/france | 2021-04-12
  • What free software should everyone have?
    reddit.com/r/AskReddit | 2021-04-10
    pfSense: Firewall software - https://www.pfsense.org/
  • OpenVPN client specific override - line breaks disappearing from 'Advanced' box
    reddit.com/r/PFSENSE | 2021-03-30
    I cannot find anything in vpn_openvpn_csc.php that would remove line breaks. Is this supposed to strip line breaks like that, or is it a bug?
  • What distro could I run in this machine?
  • Packet Shaping Recommendations?
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  • Best firewall solution for a small office network?
    reddit.com/r/sysadmin | 2021-03-22
    pfSense, either on a small self-built machine or one of the (very affordable) appliances.
  • installing PFSENSE on a FortiGate 61E
    reddit.com/r/PFSENSE | 2021-03-12
    I do believe one can create the necessary installer package from their github repo. I do believe I read about someone else who wanted to repurpose a Fortigate firewall and was recommended to not do so because the nics are connected to ASICs.
  • Recommendation on a router?
    reddit.com/r/UNIFI | 2021-03-11
    I have all Ubiquiti switches and AP's but all my site use https://www.pfsense.org running on https://protectli.com devices.
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    reddit.com/r/homelab | 2021-03-09
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  • RATtrap - Smart Internet Security Firewall - any good?
    If you're tech savvy, look into running your own firewall/router with Untangle NG Firewall or PFSense. This will give you a ton of flexibility in what you block or allow. I use the $50/year Untangle Home Protect Basic subscription, but depending on your needs, the free version works well too.
  • IPSec tunnels status update issue after 2.5.0 upgrade
    reddit.com/r/PFSENSE | 2021-03-06
  • PfSense Alias Refresh Interval - Docs Unclear
    reddit.com/r/PFSENSE | 2021-03-05
    That can be found here.
  • Are there any decent routers left?
    pfSense
  • pfSense or OPNsense ?
    reddit.com/r/PFSENSE | 2021-03-02
    My advice would be to download and install pfSense and see which works better for your use case. Many here may run both, but I would assume you will see most recommend pfSense. Just as you would see most recommend opnsense if you ask there.