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Offline Leoandru

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Re: Packages wishlist?
« Reply #45 on: January 18, 2006, 10:32:25 pm »
know what i would love?   I'd love to see this "distro" remain lean and super good at being a firewall.

You want statistics and graphs? setup cacti somewhere on your network and use snmp to monitor your firewall.
You want a print server? set one up on your network somewhere.
You want dozens of other non-firewall/non-content filtering related things? Set them up.

For god sakes, let your firewall be what it is intended to be.... safe, fast, stable, and secure --- inside AND out.

If you want lean and mean, no problem, just install the bare bone pfSense.
But I'd say if the pfSesne community wants to create a package to use pfSense as a print server or whatever let them do it. if you dont want it on your box simple don't install it. Let the users decide what they want to do with their firewall, I'm sure the core dev team wont put time into creating half these packages, If the community wants to dev packages let them go ahead include the packages as they see fit and leave the decision in the hands of the user. thats just my 2 cents.

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Re: Packages wishlist?
« Reply #46 on: January 18, 2006, 10:56:19 pm »
If you want lean and mean, no problem, just install the bare bone pfSense.
But I'd say if the pfSesne community wants to create a package to use pfSense as a print server or whatever let them do it. if you dont want it on your box simple don't install it. Let the users decide what they want to do with their firewall, I'm sure the core dev team wont put time into creating half these packages, If the community wants to dev packages let them go ahead include the packages as they see fit and leave the decision in the hands of the user. thats just my 2 cents.

Amen.  That's exactly our idea and rationale up to this point.  It's you're box, you can do what you want.   It may not always be a good idea to do so, but you have that choice.

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Re: Packages wishlist?
« Reply #47 on: January 23, 2006, 07:48:13 am »
How about iptraf?

IPTraf is a pretty useful realtime network monitoring package

http://iptraf.seul.org/

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Re: Packages wishlist?
« Reply #48 on: January 26, 2006, 08:03:46 am »
May be if don't miss some thing and understand the main idea of project
1. ng_netflow and some web_iface for it.
2. flow-tools ( here i would like to tell some words about why: on radioethernet it will be usefull to collect data localy and send to some server by cron)
3. tcshrc from /usr/ports/shells/tcshrc/. I understand that main idea of project is to make little and easy web based router/firewall but if something wrong i as always first try to see whats going on by ssh not by web_iface
4. syslog_ng or some thing to move logs from router to another server
seems to be all
« Last Edit: January 26, 2006, 08:11:42 am by freeseacher »

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Re: Packages wishlist?
« Reply #49 on: January 26, 2006, 08:26:15 am »
IPTraf is a pretty useful realtime network monitoring package
Check the consolemenu or ssh in. Try the pftop option. It's similiar to this.

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Re: Packages wishlist?
« Reply #50 on: January 26, 2006, 10:30:20 am »
IPTraf is a pretty useful realtime network monitoring package
Check the consolemenu or ssh in. Try the pftop option. It's similiar to this.

And ntop does a good job of providing trend information as well. 

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Re: Packages wishlist?
« Reply #51 on: January 27, 2006, 04:54:27 am »
IPTraf is a pretty useful realtime network monitoring package
Check the consolemenu or ssh in. Try the pftop option. It's similiar to this.


Not that good as IPtraf.... IPtraf shows for example number of pkt per second, statistics for interrested port, protocol etc..
It's very usefull and powerfull tool. IMHO
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Re: Packages wishlist?
« Reply #52 on: January 27, 2006, 02:25:58 pm »
IPTraf is a pretty useful realtime network monitoring package
Check the consolemenu or ssh in. Try the pftop option. It's similiar to this.


Not that good as IPtraf.... IPtraf shows for example number of pkt per second, statistics for interrested port, protocol etc..
It's very usefull and powerfull tool. IMHO
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press h. left right arrow and so on. sounds like you haven'T seen all the pages/infos yet

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Re: Packages wishlist?
« Reply #53 on: January 29, 2006, 12:43:43 am »
has an asterisk package been talked about?  a package where you could have have a 2nd pfsense box running asterisk? or even run it on the same machine as your firewall which would make life a bit easier.

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Re: Packages wishlist?
« Reply #54 on: January 29, 2006, 12:48:01 am »
Yeah, its been tossed around.   I would like to see one get going at some point.  I've got some files started but they are a little dated and the structure really wasn't that hot.

With that said, if someone wants to work on this and wants to use these, I can try to dig them up.   In fact, I would help out with this but I am looking for someone to "own" this package and maintain it.

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Re: Packages wishlist?
« Reply #55 on: January 30, 2006, 05:07:20 am »
Well my vote goes to Quagga, or at least some kind of RIP/OSPF supporting routing daemon.  Purely for use on VPN's, of course!

I've just spotted that it's in ports, but a web extension for it would be nice.  I did a package of Quagga for smoothwall a while back (web bit didn't work though, but never got round to fixing it) so I might try and do something for pfSense.

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Re: Packages wishlist?
« Reply #56 on: January 30, 2006, 11:09:09 am »
Well my vote goes to Quagga, or at least some kind of RIP/OSPF supporting routing daemon.  Purely for use on VPN's, of course!

I've just spotted that it's in ports, but a web extension for it would be nice.  I did a package of Quagga for smoothwall a while back (web bit didn't work though, but never got round to fixing it) so I might try and do something for pfSense.


Yes, please do!    If you want to take over the package it currently does not have a maintainer.

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Re: Packages wishlist?
« Reply #57 on: January 30, 2006, 09:43:59 pm »
IPtraf is not a BSD util. Its linux, and it's a ugly hack imo. ;)
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Re: Packages wishlist?
« Reply #58 on: January 31, 2006, 01:42:04 am »
mmm IDS like snort and adaptive firewalling capabilities like snort-sam

i.e. kiddie starts scanning me, ids generates firewall rules to block kiddie before he hits my open ports / or temporarily 'hides' those ports.

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Re: Packages wishlist?
« Reply #59 on: January 31, 2006, 03:29:18 am »
Well my vote goes to Quagga, or at least some kind of RIP/OSPF supporting routing daemon.  Purely for use on VPN's, of course!

I've just spotted that it's in ports, but a web extension for it would be nice.  I did a package of Quagga for smoothwall a while back (web bit didn't work though, but never got round to fixing it) so I might try and do something for pfSense.


Yes, please do!    If you want to take over the package it currently does not have a maintainer.

I'll start having a crack at it today then, my BSD isn't a patch on my Linux but I'm sure I can muddle through ;)