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Development / Re: pfsense-tools missing from repository
« on: February 25, 2014, 07:32:33 pm »
This is concerning, as I've just lobbied for a pfSense solution for a customer. I'd hate to have to start over.
That's no reason to not use pfSense!  I'm pretty sure they just want to control posting of un-authorized and premature images of development versions.

Only people I see it affecting are ones eager to be cut by immature bleeding edge, and truly paranoid types who want to build their own images.

Controlling the posting of binary images of development versions is itself a questionable act in an open source project. Somewhat more alarming, there appears to be active censorship occurring here by the site admins as demonstrated by an attempt to follow the link posted above.

More practically speaking, I can't even build the current release tree without these tools. Almost everything I run, including my OpenWrt, is a custom build (for reasons that aren't really germane to this thread). This seems like a very large hammer to crack a very small nut if its aim is to prevent posting of binary images as you surmise.

Would the admins care to comment to set the record straight?

Development / pfsense-tools missing from repository
« on: February 25, 2014, 12:46:42 pm »
Has the location changed by any chance?

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[dev@dev ~/pfsense]$ git clone git:// tools
Initialized empty Git repository in /home/dev/pfsense/tools/.git/
fatal: remote error:
  Repository not found.
[dev@dev ~/pfsense]$

PPTP / Definitive Pfsense as PPTP client answer needed
« on: February 17, 2014, 12:09:15 pm »
I've previously been running an OpenWRT based solution. Due to fairly heavy demands I'm placing on the system with multiple VPN tunnels operating 100% of the time, both IPSec and PPTP, I've decided to upgrade the hardware I'm using to one of the new Intel Rangeley SOCs. It's a Supermicro A1SRi-2558F solution with 16GB of RAM (yes overkill, but RAM is cheap) and 128GB SSD.

Since this is a much more powerful platform than my previous one, I've of course thought of using Pfsense. I'm struggling to find a definitive answer on PPTP client support though. I'd appreciate it if someone could tell me the exact status of PPTP client support in Pfsense.

One of my PPTP client tunnels from my OpenWRT box is a PPTP tunnel to a VPN provider that I use to get access to a small subnet in a different country that is geoip filtered. I do not use this tunnel for security - in fact I don't care about the security, so PPTP's brokenness is immaterial to me. It's a routing solution- I simply route all packets destined for this subnet through the PPTP tunnel.

The provider I use is about the only one who has a reasonably performing solution for this country. As a result, whatever I use to replace OpenWRT must support using Pfsense as a PPTP client and allowing me to route a single subnet through the tunnel as well as applying appropriate WAN-side firewall rules to traffic transiting the tunnel.

Would somebody in the know please indicate to me if this setup is feasible with Pfsense (of course I'd be using the new 2.1 beta due to the hardware I'm running on).  Knowing the answer could help me potentially avoid hours of futile install and configure if Pfsense doesn't support this configuration properly. Thanks a lot in advance for any answers.

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