« Posts under Technical

OpenVPN on pfSense 2.0 RC3 with OpenLDAP Authentication on CentOS 5.6

Introduction After writing OpenVPN with LDAP authentication on pfSense 2.0 RC1, a reader of my blog shared some problems with configuring OpenLDAP on CentOS.  So I decide to build such a setup and test. Scenario The scenario is as follows, authenticating users requiring access to the OpenVPN server against OpenLDAP service running on CentOS. Setup […]

pfCenter

These days I’ve looked at the tweets of Scott Ullrich and what catch my attention is the mentioning of pfCenter several times. As written here: pfCenter is the product we are working on to allow administration of multiple pfSense boxen from one GUI / Appliance. and here pfCenter now supports tags! Later this summer we […]

Install Open VM Tools package on pfSense 2.0 RC3 for VMWare

In my previous posts we’ve Install pfSense 2.0 RC1 on VMWare Workstation 7 and adjusted the memory of the Virtual Machines in pfSense 2.0 RC1 on VMware Workstation 7.1.4 – RAM size. Now let’s continue with the setup of the Virtual Machine with the installation of VMware Tools for pfSense. For that purpose go to […]

Upgrade pfSense 2.0 from RC1 to RC3.

In this post we will upgrade pfSense 2.0 from RC1 to RC3. For the purpose go to this page with the news about the RC3 release: 2.0-RC3 now available! and click on the Upgrades link: http://www.pfsense.org/mirror.php?section=updates select a mirror and download the image that suits you, in my case it was: pfSense-Full-Update-2.0-RC3-i386-20110621-1542.tgz Now go to […]

pfSense 2.0 RC1 – Captive Portal with RADIUS Authentication and Vouchers

Introduction After we have setup Captive Portal and customized the pages in the previous posts. Now let’s wrap it up with the other two authentication methods. In this article we are going to configure RADIUS authentication for users, and create Vouchers for our Guests. Scenario In the previous post pfSense 2.0 RC1 – Configure Captive […]

pfSense 2.0 RC1 – Customize Captive Portal Pages and implement HTTPS

Introduction In the previous post pfSense 2.0 RC1 Configure Captive Portal for Guests with Local User Management we configured a basic Captive Portal. Now I want to customize a little the web pages that are presented to the guests. Users will send credentials, and it is better to use HTTPS, that’s why will will configure […]

pfSense 2.0 RC3 released!

Good news, today RC3 was released, is supposed to be the last RC before RTM which is very promising. If the news are right we are waiting for RTM in a month, I hope that this is a realistic estimation for the time needed. You can read the original news here 2.0-RC3 now available! Downloads […]

pfSense 2.0 RC1 Configure Captive Portal for Guests with Local User Management

Introduction More or less it is expected from a company to provide some form of Wireless Internet Access to guest, clients and partner visiting their premises. Providing them with such could pose a security risk if you use just a simple wireless access point directly connected to your LAN. It is better to isolate them […]

Routing Road Warrior’s clients through a Site-To-Site VPN with pfSense 2.0 RC1 and OpenVPN

After we looked at the different options for Road Warrior and Site to Site configuration for OpenVPN on pfSense 2.0 RC1, now it is time to combine them in one solution. Scenario You have one or more Site to Site VPNs already and at least one Road Warrior setup for your users. Initially you are […]