« Archives in May, 2011

pfSense-On-A-Stick – 802.1Q Trunking With pfSense 2.0 RC1 and Mikrotik RouterBoard RB250G Smart Gigabit Switch with five ports and SwOS v1.5

  I’ve just got a Mikrotik RouterBoard RB250G. While searching for useful information about its capabilities found very interesting article in the MikroTik Wiki: SwOS/Router-On-A-Stick This article gave me the idea to use pfSense as a router and trunk a few VLANs. Scenario My aim is to reproduce the configuration from the above mentioned post […]

Packt Publishing OpenVPN 2 Cookbook Review

OpenVPN 2 Cookbook 100 simple and incredibly effective recipes for harnessing the power of the OpenVPN 2 network By Jan Just Keijser Introduction I was approached by Packt Publishing representative, asking if I would be willing to make a review of this book. This was interesting because at that moment I was reading pfSense 2.0 […]

pfSense 2.0 RC1 on VMware Workstation 7.1.4 – RAM size

In this post, I’ve recorded a quick video about how to configure a VM for pfSense 2.0 RC1. In this clip the VM RAM size was 256. For testing purposes I usually ought to use 128 the minimum amount. During the first boot of the system, the following Warning message pops up. There is no […]

Building Site to Site Connection with OpenVPN on pfSense 2.0 RC1 with PKI

In the last post we’ve setup a Site To Site with Shared Key, now instead we will use internal Certificate Authority. Honestly speaking if I did not follow this guide, there was no routing between the two sites. OpenVPN Site-to-Site PKI (SSL) For reference here is the network diagram: pfsense01 will be out OpenVPN server, […]

Building Site to Site Connection with OpenVPN on pfSense 2.0 RC1 with Shared Key

  Sooner or later you will have two or more geographically distant LAN that you want to connect together. Whether we are speaking about to branch offices or home and office, or simply your office LAN and some co located servers in a data center, it is only a matter of time before you need […]