Be aware that D-Star is almost exclusively used for Amateur Radio. Anyone planning to use the Icom ID-1 (at least in the US) will need an Amateur Radio license and no commercial and/or encrypted traffic of any form can be transmitted on the amateur radio frequencies.
Icom does offer the IDAS system which is designed for business use and provides much of the same functionality.
In this case, the power of the system is in its infinite configurability. I would venture to say there is really no "right" or "wrong" way to use pfSense.
There is also no way for pfSense to know what your real intent is, especially when it comes to configuring packages (which is mainly what you're talking about, squid, squidguard, etc). I don't know about you, but to me what you're suggesting sounds a lot like "Clippy" of Microsoft Office infamy. It shouldn't really be pfSense's place to second guess what an administrator is trying to do, since that is really up to the administrator.
The kinds of things you discuss are, as you hint at, things for the manual or book. There is a book in the works, and there is a lot of documentation on the Doc Wiki. Alternate scenarios and suggestions for better ways to accomplish a given task are wonderful to have there. That said, I wouldn't want them in the WebGUI trying to alter my behavior.
My idea is that you ask EBTables questions on the EBTables mailing lists ;)
Seriously, you're asking about a Linux specific tool on a forum regarding a custom FreeBSD platform. While you'll get some help, it's about as much sense as asking your optician for advice on stomach pains.
The malware was very specific about the CPU architecture it targeted. So not only wouldn't it have worked against pfSense because it's a different OS, but it wouldn't have worked because AFAIK pfSense doesn't run on that CPU ;)
If you connect as root it isn't locked into the menu. The admin login is the one locked into the menu. I haven't tried batch commands with ssh, but doing a one line "shutdown -p now", as the original poster in the thread did, does work.
It is very resource-intensive. According to the glTail author, he has done quite a bit of work on optimization but that has not made it into a version that works on windows yet. If you are running Ubuntu or another Linux platform, you might have better luck with the current version from the author's git repo.
Damn, not bad for a home setup ;), may i ask what you are running on them?.
all the BSDs, a couple Linux distros, Windows XP, Vista, Server 2003 and 2008, VMware ESX, and of course plenty of pfSense and some m0n0wall. There are 51 IPs responding to ping on my internal /21 (split into /24s, VLANs) at this moment.
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