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Last Update: 2018-04-09 13:13 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) and a custom build based on HardenedBSD. OPNsense also includes an update mechanism that delivers important security updates in a timely fashion.

Popularity (hits per day): 12 months: 122 (77), 6 months: 126 (79), 3 months: 128 (79), 4 weeks: 162 (41), 1 week: 152 (43)

Average visitor rating: 9.15/10 from 13 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/download
Bug Tracker https://github.com/opnsense/core/issues
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Recent Related News and Releases
  Releases, download links and checksums:
 • 2018-01-29: BSD Release: OPNsense 18.1
 • 2018-01-11: Development Release: OPNsense 18.1 RC1
 • 2017-07-31: BSD Release: OPNsense 17.7
 • 2017-07-17: Development Release: OPNsense 17.7 RC1
 • 2017-01-31: BSD Release: OPNsense 17.1
 • 2016-12-16: Development Release: OPNsense 17.1 Beta
 • 2016-07-28: BSD Release: OPNsense 16.7
 • 2016-07-04: Development Release: OPNsense 16.7 RC1
 • 2016-01-28: BSD Release: OPNsense 16.1
 • More OPNsense releases...

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Feature 18.1.6 17.7.12 16.7.14 15.7.18
Release Date 2018-04-09 2018-01-18 2017-01-25 2015-11-09
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Version: 18.1.2
Rating: 9
Date: 2018-02-24
Votes: 7

Excellent, Many Options and plugins
Will be donating and I dont do that often

Please keep up the good work

Fix the minor issues with Traffic Shaping
Allows you to shape downlink but not uplink unless another feature is enabled.

and occasionally (once every couple of months) it decides to turn off the LAN DHCP

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Version: 17.7.11
Rating: 10
Date: 2018-01-18
Votes: 10

I have been running OPNsense on two networks since no long after the demise of M0n0wall, in early 2015.

The UI is slick and works well on mobile.

Upgrade process is nearly easy - there has been a bit of a learning curve. Seems best to ssh in upgrade from the console.

They moved the dynamic DNS service to a plug-in. Threw me for a loop.

No router related downtime. Over a year of uptime at one point.

I run this on PC Engines APU's.

I strongly recommend this router os. It is in active development, is pleasant to use and will not make your phone ring.

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Version: 17.7.11
Rating: 9
Date: 2018-01-11
Votes: 2

Great built in network monitoring tools. Actively developed. I contributed financially, and I only do that when it's worth it.

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