The new firewall

Sunday, February 4th I switched firewalls. The old Shorewall box with its features now belongs to the past. pfSense is my new way to go.

You might ask, why I decided to do so. It’s a lesson learned in time by now. Building everything from scratch is nice, cool and gives unique features that no other product offer – but it takes time. For implementing statistics, VPN Tunnels and all the small things I had to spend hours. Updates can be painful too. And that’s not acceptable for me if there are other cool solutions like pfSense…


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