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pfSense FAQs

May 18, 2011, 21:11 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Matt Williamson)

[ Thanks to Veronica for this link. ]

"Q: What are the minimum hardware requirements for pfSense?
"A: The minimum requirements for a pfSense installation are 500Mhz, 128MB RAM, and 1GB hard disk space.

"Q: How does pfSense identify and assign interfaces?
"A: pfSense, like any other computer operating system, references each NIC by some unique value (fxp0, em0, em1, and so on). These unique identifiers are often associated with the driver being used and make it easier for us humans to use than the associated MAC address (00:80:0c:12:01:52). Taking that concept a step further, an interface is simply a named placeholder for each port: fxp0=WAN, em0=LAN, em1=DMZ, and so on."

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