pfSense® software version 2.4 pre-alpha snapshots are now available.

pfSense 2.4 will use FreeBSD 11 as a base, and 11.0-RELEASE has not yet occurred. There will be additional work to use 11.0-RELEASE as a base.

More work at “reduction of technical debt” is occurring in 2.4. We have decided to not carry forward the kernel patches for Captive Portal. Instead, it is being re-written to use stock IPFW. That work is only about 75% complete. MPD4 needs to be converted to MPD5. Simultaneously to these, work is occurring to convert several subsystems (e.g. radius) to use the PEAR equivalents:

There appears to be a bug in pf (likely due to the interaction of one of our patches). This only manifests under high usage.

New features and changes are listed here.

Full change list:

Outstanding bugs/features/todo items:

We advise that you do not use this on a production system yet. If you have the time and interest, we encourage you to try this on a scratch system or VM and provide feedback for any issues you find.