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Finding Information and Getting Help

This section offers guidance on finding information in this book, on pfSense® software in general, as well as providing further resources.

Finding Information

The search function on the book is the easiest way to find information on a specific topic. The most common features and deployments of pfSense are covered in this book. When reading the HTML version of the book, the search function is in the upper left of the page. When reading an eBook style copy, consult the documentation for the book reader software for information on how to search.

There is a wealth of additional information and user experiences available on the various websites. The best way to search the sites is a Google search appending to the query. This will search the website, forum, documentation, etc. which are all official sources of information.

Getting Help

A help icon is available on almost every page, fa-question-circle, and links to the associated page on the documentation.

The pfSense project offers several other ways to get help, including a forum, open access documentation, mailing lists and IRC (Internet Relay Chat, ##pfSense on More information can be found on the Netgate website at Obtaining Support Many of these links are reachable from the GUI web configurator under the Help menu in pfSense.