easy Firewall setup

Fbsd8 fbsd8 at a1poweruser.com
Tue Apr 26 13:52:14 UTC 2011

Antonio Olivares wrote:
> Dear kind folks,
> Is there an easy firewall setup available somewhere(like the one
> referenced below but for FreeBSD)?
> i.e, like I saw reading in Distrowatch an easy way(using a page on the
> net:  http://connie.slackware.com/~alien/efg/)
> I have read that there is pf and there is an implementation by OpenBSD
> and both are available on FreeBSD via ports system/packages.
> http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/books/handbook/firewalls.html
> I don't know which one to use, is there a page, howto (build a
> firewall or convert an existing one) to use here?  All I want is to be
> allowed to visit websites but don't allow anyone out there to come in
> somehow a template that I can use and try out to see if I can get it
> working.  Of course the network name might be different, but I can try
> to figure things out.
> ne0, fe0, ra0, ..., etc
> After figuring this out, my next big job/task is to use FreeBSD to
> make up a new router/dhcp server to give/assign ip numbers to machines
> from one and give to many.  This has been something hard that I have
> failed at several times.  Maybe with FreeBSD I can be successfull?
> Thanks,
> Antonio

The Freebsd handbook has a very detailed section on the firewalls that 
are part of the base system. Start there.


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