Install questions



  • Hello everyone,

    I want to install PfSense on my new APU1D4 on a 60GB SSD, but I don't know which image I should use.

    I've read some threads here, but I'm still a little bit confused.

    I want to see the actual traffic that is going through the PfSense Interfaces, I think thats called RRD?

    Also I maybe want to use squid to block some adverts for my Wireless-Clients.

    Can I use the things above with the embedded version? And which Size of it? I thought 4 GB, right?

    And should I partition the installation the full size of the SSD?

    Thanks for any help.



  • I don't know much about the embedded/nano installs, but I have read that using Squid for cache is not supported on those devices due to limited RAM.  However, you can still use it as a basis for filtering via SquidGuard as long as you set Squid's cache size to zero.



  • Hello KOM,

    thank you for your response.

    I think I'm going to use the 64x full install then.

    Someone know the answers about my other questions?



  • If I'm not mistaken, don't you have to use the Embedded nanoBSD install for those ALIX appliances?

    I want to see the actual traffic that is going through the pfSense Interfaces, I think that's called RRD?

    Are you looking for live, realtime data or reports & graphs?  Traffic graph will give you realtime views, while packages like Bandwidthd, RRD Graphs and Darkstat give you historical details.



  • @KOM:

    If I'm not mistaken, don't you have to use the Embedded nanoBSD install for those ALIX appliances?

    I want to see the actual traffic that is going through the pfSense Interfaces, I think that's called RRD?

    Are you looking for live, realtime data or reports & graphs?  Traffic graph will give you realtime views, while packages like Bandwidthd, RRD Graphs and Darkstat give you historical details.

    I thought the Embedded Version is for SD Cards because the system is loaded into the RAM instead of writing it on the Card to protect the limited writing cycles of the Card.

    I'm looking mainly for live and realtime data but reports and graphs are also great.


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