PFsense: The Definitive Guide - for pFsense V2

  • I have the hard copy of The Definitive Guide for V1.2.3. I would love to also have a good reference in soft copy. Now that all my systems are using V2.0.n it really needs to be for V2.
    I saw the other threads about this - the thread with a similar title is old and doesn't let me add to it. The other thread title is about a PDF version, which is now available (the V1.2.3 book in soft copy PDF or Kindle formats). That thread did also morph into a thread discussing a V2 book.

    Now that the New Year is here, can I/we ask again?
    How is progress going on the V2 book?

    The day it comes out in hard and soft copy, I will buy it and help it reach the heights of the bestseller lists. :)

    Also feel free to not give a timeline - I realise that giving an estimated date can lead to disappointment if the date ends up being missed by a long way!

    Thanks for a great piece of software and all the work on the book.

  • Rebel Alliance Developer Netgate

    We're still working on it, but it's going a bit slow. Mostly for lack of free time to write. It will be coming, but it will probably be closer to the 2.1 release and it will include IPv6 information as well.

    A lot of the info in the 1.2.3 book still applies, even though some of the particulars may have changed in places.

  • Banned

    Remember L7 :)

  • Rebel Alliance Developer Netgate

    Yes we have a big long list of every new feature and intend to touch on them all at least in some capacity. L7 being one of them.  ;D

  • Netgate Administrator

    If I could pre-order this you'd already have my money.  :)


  • +1 from me as well.  I will place an order or even a pre-order as soon as it is available.
    I really like to have it in hardcover and will by it without hesitation.

    I bought the first version when it came out and it has been really useful for me.


  • Having got to know pfSense a lot more since my original post, I can see why it will be difficult to get finished. It really needs to describe the IPV6 and other new features of V2.1, or it will be out-of-date a day after publication. But V2.1 is still evolving, I guess Chris is beavering away trying to make screenshots of things he hopes don't change in the official V2.1 release. Looking forward to the book, but quite happy to wait until a couple of months after V2.1.

  • Rebel Alliance Developer Netgate

    It is definitely hard to hit a moving target such as that. We are targeting 2.1, there will be IPv6 info included, and so on.

    At this point we will probably have to forget putting much info in about packages again. I really would like to at least cover a couple (like squid) but with so much other stuff to cover, there's just not enough time to do it.

  • Netgate Administrator

    DLC?  ;)

  • Banned

    Or why not use voice dictation and then let some secretary take care of the writing?

  • Rebel Alliance Developer Netgate

    It's much easier to type it out than dictate this kind of material. The chances of someone interpreting the dictation wrong are near 100%, and fixing what they misinterpreted would probably just as long as doing it ourselves in the first place.

    The only cure is time, really.

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