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I'm about to reload mine to the latest rev.  I switched to a different router but want to get back to pfsense.  I'm interested in everyone's recommendations as well!

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I have:

 

apcupsd

bandwidthd

HAVP

nut

pfblocker

squid3

squidguard-squid3

 

I also have snort but it's disabled at the moment.

 

I started with these:

 

bandwidthd

HAVP

snort

 

Is there something that does more reporting than bandwidthhd?

 

What's the point in squid?  Doesn't your browser already have caching?

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It does more than caching. Squid goes with squidguard to filter certain contents. I use this combo to primarily block adult and other non-child friendly sites as well as most internet banner ads at the network level.

 

I then use pfblocker to block IANA-assigned IP addresses from countries like China, N. Korea, etc.... just for the heck of it.

 

Haven't ventured with other packages similar to bandwidthd. What sort of report do you need?

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It does more than caching. Squid goes with squidguard to filter certain contents. I use this combo to primarily block adult and other non-child friendly sites as well as most internet banner ads at the network level.

 

I then use pfblocker to block IANA-assigned IP addresses from countries like China, N. Korea, etc.... just for the heck of it.

 

Haven't ventured with other packages similar to bandwidthd. What sort of report do you need?

 

I was hoping there was something that showed what each IP was actually downloading - not just they downloaded 200 meg today.

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I just set up a pfSense machine.  Are there any packages I should be using?

 

 

I'm about to reload mine to the latest rev.  I switched to a different router but want to get back to pfsense.  I'm interested in everyone's recommendations as well!

 

 

Sophos. Does most everything that pfSense can do, and does it in a completely turnkey manner. :)

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Another vote for Sophos. Drashna turned me on to it also. Transition from pfsense to it and haven't turned back. More turnkey, stable and definitely a more polished UI.

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