PFSense: Sophos Appliance install

Hi all,

Time for a quick post 🙂

If you have an old Sophos SG appliance laying around, don’t throw it out, it runs the free PFSense Community Edition just fine 🙂

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For VGA install:

Attach a HDMI Monitor and a USB keyboard to the device.

Download installer here:

Download pfSense Community Edition

Use RUFUS to create a bootable USB stick and choose the downloaded PFSense Image.

Boot the appliance from the USB stick.

Choose the standard settings in the installer, and choose the disk to install PFSense to.

After reboot, set up the intial settings (All PFSense releated and not covered here)

Now to get the LCD working for the 1U rack mount SG devices 🙂

Install the LCDPROC package in PFSense package manager, and setup like this:

 

To add a little extra “hello” and “goodbye” messages, for fun, edit the file:

/usr/local/etc/LCDd.conf

[server]
DriverPath=/usr/local/lib/lcdproc/
Driver=hd44780
Bind=127.0.0.1
Port=13666
ReportLevel=3
ReportToSyslog=yes
User=nobody
Foreground=no
ServerScreen=no
Hello=” IKT-PEOPLE APS”
Hello=”+45 70 40 50 28″
GoodBye=”Firewall”
GoodBye=”shutting down…”
WaitTime=5
TitleSpeed=5
ToggleRotateKey=Enter
PrevScreenKey=Left
NextScreenKey=Right
ScrollUpKey=Up

Restart service “service LCDd onerestart”

Result:

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