System: pfSense serial



  • What is the pfSense team using these serials for at the current moment?
    I've excluded the better part of the serial



  • I'm guessing for pfSense Gold licensing?



  • This has been asked & answered a few times now.  It's a serial for the Netgate hardware to identify the unit for support purposes.  If you have genuine hardware, your serial number will be shown.  If you have a generic box, the system UUID will be shown.  That's it.



  • I was also wondering why my pfSense boxes showed up with a serial number after 2.3.2_p1 update. Anybody can tell what's the point to have it on the community version?

    Also, what's the point with the default set "Installation Feedback" option under System/Advanced/Miscellaneous? There was no confirmation request, it was just set and
    no information about it here on the forum.

    Maybe somebody can give some background information what this is all about.

    Thanks,

    Emanuel


  • Galactic Empire Netgate

    @KOM:

    This has been asked & answered a few times now.  It's a serial for the Netgate hardware to identify the unit for support purposes.  If you have genuine hardware, your serial number will be shown.  If you have a generic box, the system UUID will be shown.  That's it.

    Not just Netgate hardware. We have many customers running pfSense on their own hardware. Anyone can buy support.