I appreciate the aims of the developers in putting together a "mainstream" BSD. So far, my experience so far is only with XPHome and limited time on Ubuntu 5.10 (very good install, btw. Hardware detection, package manager,etc. all excellent.)But what I really want is a good BSD! I have looked through the OpenBSD PF info, and searched the PC-BSD forums, but haven't found what I need so far on activation and setup of the firewall. My install is PC-BSD 1.0rc2 from purchased CD's. The PC-BSD firewall tutorial that most searches link to is: http://michael-and-mary.net/intro/?q=node/23
but this is for IPFW.
My setup is for 1 PC only, cable with DHCP, and a wired 4-port router/hardware firewall.
Until the official release comes out, can someone enlighten me on these questions?
1. Is there default firewall protection out of the box ala XP or Ubuntu?
In my install, it looks like all the firewall rules are commented out and
the firewall is not active.
2. What should my /etc/rc.conf file look like to activate my firewall?
3. I am not clear about defining the variables for ext_if and int_if.
My network settings in PC-BSD only show 1 network card.
If I only need to setup the external interface, can I use the default firewall rules as is?
4. How do I check to see what the firewall is doing? (ala Firestarter/Sygate)
Can anyone show me their firewall rule setup( etc/pf.conf) for 1 PC?
Apologies for all the noobish queries!!
I would really like to see a good GUI firewall setup and status app with
Thanks in advance