About VirtualPF

History in a Nutshell

Our Origins

History of the source project in a nutshell.

Origins of the Source Project

The pfSense project was started in September 2004 by Chris Buechler and Scott Ullrich.

Chris is a long time contributor to the m0n0wall project. m0n0wall is a great embedded firewall, but one of the great things about its design is also a limitation to expandability. m0n0wall runs entirely from RAM, the entire OS and all applications are loaded into RAM at boot time.

This is a great design for embedded systems, for performance and reliability reasons. However m0n0wall is not capable of being installed into a normal file system on a hard drive.

Text source: https://www.pfsense.org/about-pfsense/#our-history