pfsense

Updating to pfSense® 2.1.2

Hacom has discontinued pfHacom and will pre-load the "standard" pfSense® software on our hardware instead.

This article discusses some of the hardware-related issues and provides a procedure to update from pfHacom 2.1 to pfSense® 2.1.2 for our hardware platforms.

Comparison between Hacom Firewall Appliances and Cisco ASA Firewalls

If performance and technical requirements are known and one is familiar with Cisco® ASA Security Appliances, the comparison tables are useful to select a comparable firewall for a particular application. Hacom offers several firewall systems utilizing the pfSense® software.

IT-100 Software Images

Introduction

Following are the images that are built specifically for the IT-100:

IPSec Performance of Cisco ASA 5510 as Measured by IPerf

Using iperf, the IPSec site-to-site throughputs of the Cisco ASA 5510 were measured at 66 Mbps for both 3DES and AES-256 encryption. In comparison, the Mercury pfSense appliance's performance was measured at 77 Mbps, and the Mars pfSense appliance's performance at 100 Mbps.

How do I access the pfSense router from outside?

You will need to add a firewall rule to the WAN interface allowing access from an external source. By design, pfSense is supposed to work correctly with minimal configuration. The WAN interface is protected by firewall rules that are not visible from the WebGUI. Allowing external access is a security risk, which requires the admin to understand before proceeding with the decision.

"acpi_tz0: _TMP value is absurd ignored (-269.7C)"

The error message: "acpi_tz0: _TMP value is absurd ignored (-269.7C)", shows up and clutters the console starting from pfSense version 1.2.1. It is harmless. Current releases of FreeBSD chooses not to ignore some of the ACPI mis-implementation and reports them as such.

There are two ways to stop the error messages:

I can't install pfSense on a SATA drive!

Make sure that the SATA dive is a SATA-1 (1.5Gb/s) drive. Then, please use our pfSense CD image to install. The image can be found at the following URL (for version 1.2.3):

http://support.hacom.net/pub/pfsense/pfHacom-1.2.3.iso

Contact technical support if it does not work.

Technical details

There are actually two different problems:

I can't install pfSense on a IDE drive!

Please use our pfSense CD image to install. The image can be found at the following URL (for version 1.2.3):

http://support.hacom.net/pub/pfsense/pfHacom-1.2.3.iso

Contact technical support if it does not work.

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