foo; no such thing as a "dual-nic" atom firewall

Arthur Chance freebsd at
Thu Nov 25 19:16:04 UTC 2010

On 11/25/10 18:22, Gary Kline wrote:
[Huge snip]
> 	What I don't understand is the CF card and howto install
> 	pfSense.  I'll re-read wherever I have to but some clues would
> 	certainly help.  I installed pfSense by CDROM initially and
> 	figure this time the install would be done by thumb-drive.
> 	[?]
> 	Pointers, URLs welcome!

If you're installing onto a CF card you want the "embedded" version. You 
download the version that matches the size of your CF card - there are 
512M, 1G, 2G and 4G versions. I went for 4G because I had a convenient 
card lying around, but it's overkill. You decompress it and simply dd it 
onto the card (presuming you've got a normal Unix box). This link will help

This is the embedded category page on the doc wiki

Then all you do is insert the card into the CF adapter on the Alix 
board, fire it up and point your web browser at it to do the initial set 
up. (Don't forget to change the serial line speed to 9600 beforehand.) 
The initial address is, username/password are admin/pfsense. 
Have fun.

"Although the wombat is real and the dragon is not, few know what a
wombat looks like, but everyone knows what a dragon looks like."

	-- Avram Davidson, _Adventures in Unhistory_

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