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  • Hello, I'm new with PSSense. Thank you for this wonderful forum.

    I try to compare and IPFire PSSense! Can you give me a quick summary?

    I use the block category (social, drug, …) in IPFire with updated daily.

    PSSense he has this option?

    Thank you for your help.

  • Netgate Administrator

    Hi, Welcome!  :)

    You can use Squid with Squidguard: http://doc.pfsense.org/index.php/SquidGuard_package
    (the same sofware as IPFire's URL filter)

    You can probably also use pfblocker to achieve this: http://forum.pfsense.org/index.php/topic,42543.0.html

    IPFire is a fork of IPCop with additional functionality included by default right?

    I came from IPCop and before that Smoothwall. Differences between that and pfSense? Hmm….

    pfSense is built on FreeBSD. It is a more secure and reliable platform (though I never had any trouble with IPCop) but has a lot less hardware support so make sure anything you buy is compatible.
    pfSense is strictly focused on security so anything that might compromise that is not included. Packages are available to add functionality at the risk of security but some things (samba server, web server) are seen to be too higher risk.
    pfSense does not limit the number of interfaces you can have nor does it treat interfaces differently (red, green, blue etc). You can configure any interface to do anything you want and have as many as you can fit in the box, or far more if you use VLANs.

    Probably a load more things! I tried it and didn't look back. The one thing I miss is extensive logging on the box. pfSense logs only to ram, if you want complete logs you must export to a syslog server.


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