Meetings and Events
Notice: this month will not be the usual first wed.
OPNsense is a BSD-licensed, easy-to-use and easy-to-build FreeBSD-based firewall and routing platform.
This presentation is a hands-on preview of OPNsense, and should appeal to a wide range of people looking for BSD based router and firewall platforms.
With hands-on examples and gear on-site, we'll be covering:
OPNsense Overview, a fast features walk-through
- As a fork of pfSense, why fork?
Life with OPNsense today...
- Lots changing every week under the hood!
- Thanks to the stable FreeBSD Base, OPNsense is solid through changes.
Goals through next spring...
- Implementation high-level,
- Technical aims of the project
- Why an appliance, why not a package?
- The roadmap/goals for 2016
- Why a granular development process?
- HardenedBSD (Whaaaa?!)
- LibreSSL, OpenSSL
Scratching my itch,
- Localized Translations!
- AWS/Cloud Images, (why? how?)
OPNsense Project Future.
- ike's view of post-2016, many possibilities...
- Musing on building an appliance with FreeBSD
Hands-on with hardware!
Isaac (.ike) Levy is a crusty UNIX Hacker.
ike, a long-time pfSense user, has moved on to become a contributor to the OPNSense project. Ike has been focused on i18n work, and Japanese translations, and for his sins, has been hacking on AWS AMI builds: http://dotike.github.io/opnsense.core.ja_JP.UTF8/
In 2006, ike gave an overview on pfSense and it`s mother project m0n0wall, which were new and exciting router platforms back then,
"throw your Linksys/SoHo/WiFi router in the garbage where it belongs"
In 2010, ike gave an overview of life with pfSense in Datacenter/Large deployments,
"you might wanna' put your Sonicwall/Juniper/Cisco routers up on Ebay."
A long-time community contributor to the *BSD's, ike is obsessed with high-availability and redundant networked servers systems, mostly because he likes to sleep at night. Standing on the shoulders of giants, his background includes partnering to run a Virtual Server ISP before anyone called it a cloud, as well as having a long history building internet-facing infrastructure with UNIX systems.
.ike has been a part of NYC*BUG since it was first launched in January 2004. He was a long-time member of the Lower East Side Mac Unix User Group, and is still in denial that this group no longer exists. He has spoken frequently on a number of UNIX and internet security topics at various venues, particularly on the topic of FreeBSD's jail(8).