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The PacketFence community is very large and active so do not hesitate to subscribe to the mailing list and ask questions. However, please make sure to respect the following guidelines when posting a new message:
Join us on IRC! We are in the #packetfence channel on the freenode network.
Please note that while available, IRC is not the preferred option for community support. We recommend using the mailing list.
Network Access Control (NAC) projects are complex in nature because they usually involve many different technologies. We have done hundreds of large-scale deployment projects for prestigious organizations, all around the world. Let us help you make this deployment project a success by using our unmatched expertise!
If you are looking for a PacketFence expert to help you:
|Support Method||Support Portal / Phone|
|Response Time||1 hour|
|Support Hours||24 / 7|
|Notifications||Security / Bug Fixes|
|Included Consulting Hours||None - can be purchased separately|
|Cost||$5,000 USD per PacketFence server|
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The easiest way to install PacketFence if you use RedHat Enterprise Linux (or an equivalent distribution like CentOS) is by using our yum repository. To do so, install the Yum repository configuration package for RHEL7:
sudo yum localinstall http://packetfence.org/downloads/PacketFence/RHEL7/packetfence-release-7.stable.noarch.rpm
Or for the nightly builds:
sudo yum localinstall http://packetfence.org/downloads/PacketFence/RHEL7/packetfence-release-7.devel.noarch.rpm
Once the repository is defined, you can install PacketFence with all its dependencies, and the required external services (Database server, DHCP server, RADIUS server) using:
yum install --enablerepo=packetfence packetfence
Once installed, the Web-based configuration interface will automatically be started. You can access it from https://@ip_of_packetfence:1443/
If you encounter a possible bug with PacketFence, you can access our github page.
Please make sure to respect the following guidelines when reporting a bug: