PfSense 2.0.1 on FreeBSD 8.3?



  • Is there a HOWTO to create (or update it) a pfSense ISO / nanoBSD image based on FreeBSD 8.3 to be able to handle new hardware?

    What is the (package) command to install ndis on an existing pfSense installed on a harddisk and then convert a Windows Driver of a LAN card into a.ko file and include it in the boot sequence?

    Is there a time line to release v2.0.2?

    Are there any unofficial public Wikis on pfSense that are maintained well?

    Some information in the pfSense Book is not available in the official documentation at pfSense (regarding no. of PPTP users in v1.2.3, Routing Public IPs, etc). Is it okay to publish them (not verbatim) in unofficial donation based pfSense Wiki that some clients may be willing to fund? Will this affect the pfsense Project funding / lead developers' interests?


  • Netgate Administrator

    @apmuthu:

    Is there a HOWTO to create (or update it) a pfSense ISO / nanoBSD image based on FreeBSD 8.3 to be able to handle new hardware?

    Not that I have ever seen and if there was it would be very long and complex! What's wrong with using 2.1 snapshots, which are based on 8.3?

    @apmuthu:

    What is the (package) command to install ndis on an existing pfSense installed on a harddisk and then convert a Windows Driver of a LAN card into a.ko file and include it in the boot sequence?

    See: http://devwiki.pfsense.org/UsingProjectEvilOnpfSense

    @apmuthu:

    Is there a time line to release v2.0.2?

    See: http://forum.pfsense.org/index.php/topic,52810.0.html

    @apmuthu:

    Are there any unofficial public Wikis on pfSense that are maintained well?

    I've never seen one.

    Steve



  • If you need 8.3, use 2.1. Changing the base OS is a massive undertaking, that's the only reasonable way to make that work.

    The contents of the book are my copyright and cannot be posted anywhere. The parts that are authorized for posting, I've already posted on our wiki.



  • @stephenw10:

    What's wrong with using 2.1 snapshots, which are based on 8.3?

    Whilst 2.1 Snapshots are okay for testing and possibly for production if the day is right when no major glitches arise, I have found it hangs quite often when testing configs for routing public IPs - something not explained well either in the wiki or in the book and needs some experimentation.

    @stephenw10:

    See: http://devwiki.pfsense.org/UsingProjectEvilOnpfSense

    Thanks, I saw it was a bit dated what with the old sze of 64MB that is now 128MB and whether the loader.conf.local would entries would still be needed - will check it out though.

    I thought the release 2.0.2 might have some nice fixes now - any build from repo instructions?

    @stephenw10:

    @apmuthu:

    Are there any unofficial public Wikis on pfSense that are maintained well?

    I've never seen one.

    Thanks for the info - a nice candidate for a wiki to substitute for the missing links in the current one and experimentations not in the book as well! Trawling the forum is quite cumbersome. Managing Spam and malicious activity on the Wiki is tiresome indeed.

    @cmb - your book is well laid out and nicely cross referenced. Thankyou.

    The memstick installer img uses the older FreeBSD Slice naming convention and had me stumped quite a while. Instead of mounting it withmount /dev/md0s1a /mnt/pfsensewe need to mount it with```
    mount /dev/md0a /dev/pfsense


Locked