Installing taskd server on pfSense (FreeBSD 11)

ADVICE: Please before going further you should confirm that your pfSense backup is working properly, in my case I use Services > Auto Config Backup to manage them, I've generated one before to continue with this process: INSTALLATION PROCESS TO pfSense 2.4.x In this section let's introduce the most secure way to install a package … Continue reading Installing taskd server on pfSense (FreeBSD 11)

Post installation setup and checks pfsense

This entry explains some steps I made when I had to reinstall my router due to a problem explained here. Checking Hard drive performance Let's check hard drive performance: /root: diskinfo -t /dev/ada0s1a /dev/ada0s1a ... TS32GMSA370 # Disk descr. D007501916 # Disk ident. Yes # TRIM/UNMAP support Seek times: Full stroke: 250 iter in 0.025302 … Continue reading Post installation setup and checks pfsense

Recover information when pfsense router doesn’t boot

In this entry I'm going to explain how I could recover information from my router (APU1D4) when router doesn't boot. Since a couple of days I get this error message booting device: elf64_loadimage: failed to read section headers I have to say that I had installed pfSense 2.4.2-RELEASE on my router, this distribution is based … Continue reading Recover information when pfsense router doesn’t boot

Hardening SSH connections on pfSense (part II)

In some special situations, or not so special, you want to trace user sessions, for example in a critical server or when you find weird behaviors in your system. In a previous entry I explained how to setup a user account just to make SSH tunnels what is preventing from opening shells in your systems … Continue reading Hardening SSH connections on pfSense (part II)

Hardening SSH connections on pfSense

This is a quick entry to explain how to use a low privileged user just to create a SSH tunnel (port forwarding) to access remotely to some internal service in your infrastructure. Considering these settings, let's create the user from command line on Pfsense (which is based on FreeBSD): [2.4.2-RELEASE][root@pf.acme.local]/root: adduser Username: dude Full name: … Continue reading Hardening SSH connections on pfSense

Install and setup my LAN with pfSense v2.4.2

Much time after I bought my APU1D4 I could install pfSense on it and I'd like to share some notes about this process with you. Let's start with router hardware specifications: APU1D4 specifications Mainboard: APU ALIX Engines APU.1D4CPU: 1 GHz AMD G-Series T40E APU Dual coreRAM: 4GB DDR3Network: 3 x 1 Gbps Ethernet portsWirelessCompex WLE200NX … Continue reading Install and setup my LAN with pfSense v2.4.2