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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 […]

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 […]

Running DD-WRT on VMware Workstation 7.1

Now that’s a tricky one.  The only official build that could be found is here But it was published in the middle of 2008.  It is a pure v24, no Service Packs, this by itself makes it useless. Guide for installing newer version is not available. After searching the forums, the only usable thread that […]

Install pfSense 2.0 RC1 on VMWare Workstation 7

On this video you can see the step by step guide of how to install pfSense 2.0 RC1 on VM Ware Workstation 7.1. Download the ISO file from Here. Configure the Virtual Machine and mount the ISO file. Go over the Setup, and configure the interfaces. As option you can enable SSH access. This is […]

My Network Laboratory

The easiest way to learn is by practice. This is especially true in IT. I have to lab out the migration from pfSense 1.2.3 to 2.0 RC1. Furthermore I have a site-to-site VPN setup that must be tested too. I decided to expand my laboratory setup to house not just the two versions of pfSense, […]

pfSense 1.2.3 as Virtual Machine on Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V

After seeing pfSense working more than half year flawlessly on Alix, recently I’ve test it as virtual machine. To avoid some compatibility issues a “Legacy Network Adapters” must be used. For my surprise even with that trick, there was no network connectivity. The work around for this problem is explained in this thread: Pfsense 2.0-BETA4 […]

File Sharing Protocols and Ports in XP and 2003

After digging around for open ports I have found TCP port 445 open on one of my machines. For what this port is used? The answer was here: What’s TCP port 445 used for in Windows 2000/XP? “Among the new ports used by Windows 2000, Windows XP and Windows Server 2003, is TCP port 445 […]