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Last Update: 2023-01-26 15:36 UTC

OPNsense is a FreeBSD-based specialist operating system (and a fork of pfSense) designed for firewalls and routers. It is developed by Deciso B.V. in the Netherlands. Some of the features of OPNsense include forward caching proxy, traffic shaping, intrusion detection, two-factor authentication and easy OpenVPN client setup. The project's focus on security brings a number of unique features, such as the option to use LibreSSL instead of OpenSSL (selectable in the GUI). OPNsense also includes an update mechanism that delivers important security updates in a timely fashion.

Popularity (hits per day): 12 months: 151 (62), 6 months: 163 (55), 3 months: 127 (73), 4 weeks: 225 (31), 1 week: 211 (29)

Average visitor rating: 9.5/10 from 6 review(s).

OPNsense Summary
Distribution OPNsense
Home Page https://opnsense.org/
Mailing Lists https://opnsense.org/support-overview/mailing-list/
User Forums https://forum.opnsense.org/
Alternative User Forums
Documentation https://docs.opnsense.org/
Screenshots https://opnsense.org/about/features/DistroWatch Gallery
Download Mirrors https://opnsense.org/downloadDistroWatch Torrent Archive
Bug Tracker https://github.com/opnsense/core/issues
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Recent Related News and Releases
  Releases announcements with download links and checksums:
 • 2023-07-31: BSD Release: OPNsense 23.7
 • 2023-01-26: BSD Release: OPNsense 23.1
 • 2022-07-28: BSD Release: OPNsense 22.7
 • 2022-01-27: BSD Release: OPNsense 22.1
 • 2021-07-29: BSD Release: OPNsense 21.7
 • 2021-01-28: BSD Release: OPNsense 21.1
 • 2020-07-30: BSD Release: OPNsense 20.7
 • 2020-01-30: BSD Release: OPNsense 20.1
 • 2019-07-17: BSD Release: OPNsense 19.7
 • 2019-07-09: Development Release: OPNsense 19.7 RC1
 • 2019-01-31: BSD Release: OPNsense 19.1
 • 2018-07-31: BSD Release: OPNsense 18.7
 • More OPNsense releases...

 • 2021-04-23 OPNsense to move its base to FreeBSD
 • More OPNsense headlines...

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Version: 22.1.8
Rating: 9
Date: 2022-06-22
Votes: 19

I like this Firewall/Router distro. It is very powerful. It is quick to update which is both good and bad. I've had a few updates break functions needed for my network, I always wait a week before updating because of this.

I like this is true BSD. It used to be based on HardnedBSD but not has returned back to FreeBSD, like the other BSD router software which is also very good in its own way. I feel the developers are more focused now and I see a lot of good features added and un-needed ones removed. It has also forked long enough where they are forging their own path with very little legacy code.

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Version: 22.1
Rating: 9
Date: 2022-02-02
Votes: 5

I have this running smoothly on a Dell Precision T1700 using on-board NIC and USB Ethernet adapter. The OS had no trouble detecting the hardware and installing the appropriate drivers. Rock-solid stable and full of features.

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Version: 21.7.5
Rating: 9
Date: 2021-11-23
Votes: 5

Have this running on an APU board in my home lab. So far I am liking it. Currently using pfsense but will switch over to OPNsense before the new year.

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