Pfsense over Ubuntu 12.04

anon asked:

Is it required to install virtual box in order to install pfsense?
I mean I would like to directy install pfsense over ubuntu 12.04 operating system without needing any virtualbox like software?

Does pfsense have capability of running over real operating system directly?

Thanks in advance

My answer:


Um… no.

The pfSense homepage begins by saying:

pfSense is a free, open source customized distribution of FreeBSD tailored for use as a firewall and router.

It’s not really designed or intended for you to install the pieces separately and “roll your own” as it were.

(And, saying FreeBSD isn’t a real operating system is not only inaccurate, but insulting.)


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