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Koala mini PC e mini Server rackmount con pfSense

About the pfSense Project

pfSense is a free, open source customized distribution of FreeBSD tailored for use as a firewall and router. In addition to being a powerful, flexible firewalling and routing platform, it includes a long list of related features and a package system allowing further expandability without adding bloat and potential security vulnerabilities to the base distribution. pfSense is a popular project with more than 1 million downloads since its inception, and proven in countless installations ranging from small home networks protecting a PC and an Xbox to large corporations, universities and other organizations protecting thousands of network devices.

This project started in 2004 as a fork of the m0n0wall project, but focused towards full PC installations rather than the embedded hardware focus of m0n0wall. pfSense also offers an embedded image for Compact Flash based installations, however it is not our primary focus.

Versioni di pfSense

I modelli più recenti di Koala PC (da Ottobre 2012) hanno un chipset LAN leggermente più recente.

Abbiamo fatto alcuni testcon pfSense, ecco i risultati:

  • La versione 2.0.1 di pfSense non riconosce le 2 schede on board, mentre riconosce le schede aggiuntive (+1LAN +3LAN)
  • La versione 2.1 (beta) invece riconosce tutte le schede. Versione utilizzata: pfSense-memstick-2.1-BETA0-i386-20121206-1842.img


Questo test è riferito al modello Koala mini PC ora fuori produzione.

I nuovi modelli, tra cui FW4LN, non hanno problemi ed è possibile trovare i risultati dei test nella pagina dedicata: