pfsense is a customized FreeBSD+pf distribution designed for use as a firewall. It wraps many of the features of the pf firewall code in an easy-to-use web interface.

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pfSense dropping gateway interface randomly

The basic topology of the office is ISP-Router <-> pfSense <-> Switch <-> Servers and APs. It has been newly deployed Once a while our internet goes out and one of us has to manually get ...
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How can I disable routing between interfaces by default on pfSense?

By default, pfSense routes traffic between WAN, LAN, OPT1, OPT2, ... Currently I am explicitly blocking certain combinations via firewall rules. How can I configure pfSense to use a whitelisting ...
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VPN Connection pooling?

I'm having a problem on PFSense https://forum.pfsense.org/index.php?topic=23914.0 where I can only connect one client with a PPTP VPN to a VPN Server outside out network. PFsense is our firewall and ...
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Use pfSense for outgoing mail?

How/Can/Should I use my pfSense router as an outgoing mail server? I have several webservers and devices on my internal network that need to send mail out to the Internet. However, I don't need a ...
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pfsense: Prohibit all outbound connectivity from inside going out, except for one system's traffic

I've got a lab environment here for some testing of software which should only run on this "lab environment" network. To that end, the "lab environment" has a pfsense firewall sitting on the ...
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pfSense OpenVPN DNS Resolution

It seems that my problem is a common issue, and I've read several answers on Server Fault, but I can't seem to get my issue figured out. One of my clients is running pfSense 2.1.4, at an internal IP ...
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pfSense LAN network unable to communicate with remote network on OpenVPN TAP connection

I set up pfSense to connect to a remote network (192.168.122.0/24) that only accepts tap connections. The connection is being initiated successfully. pfSense (192.168.1.1/24) itself can connect to ...
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PFSense with multi WAN failover

I have two Linux box running PFsense, one of them is a master and the other one is a backup. The master is having IP 192.168.1.2 and backup is having IP 192.168.1.3. I have created a VIP 192.168.1.1 ...
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Pfsense OpenVPN Site to Site Routing issues

I know this question has been asked a plethora of times before and I have looked over probably 100 different answers and still cant seem to get this to work. Im trying to create a very simple site to ...
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pfSense in VMWare Cannot Access Web Control

I'm running VMWare ESXi Free on a rented box. I have 2 physical NICs, 1 connected to the Internet, one connected to the Private Network in our DC. Each NIC is connected to a vSwitch and each vSwitch ...
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pfSense no access from lan to wan

Can anyone please help me ? Probably the answer is already somewhere in the forum, but unfortunately I have not found it until now. Since two days I fight to have access to the internet across a ...
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ipsec VPN between pfsense 2.0.1 & SonicWALL TZ 215

i need site to site vpn configuration, below is the firewall details. SonicWALL (site office) Model: TZ 215 Firmware Version: SonicOS Enhanced 5.8.1.13-1o PFSense (main office) Platform : ...
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How do I configure a second pfSense server for failover?

I have 2 pfSense servers (the new and the old one) which are used as routers, DHCP and DNS servers. I want to configure the old one as a backup of the new one. It means that when all is ok, all the ...
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Shutdown Script using “plink” on Windows Server 2k8

I have a pfsense machine which I am trying to shutdown when the main server running Win2k8 is shutdown. I have created a batch file with this command: E:\plink\plink -ssh -P 22 -pw mypassword ...
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Running pfSense inside Proxmox, for VM NAT?

I'm not sure where to ask this question, so I thought i'd be best off starting here. I am renting a dedicated server from Kimsufi, to be used for running several virtual machines (mainly game ...
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pfsense CARP - wan failure on firewall

I have recently configured 2 firewall (on 2 DELL PowerEdge R210II with ESXI 5.1) with pfsense. We have several LANs and 2 WANs. Everything is running fine but i have a strange behavior: i can access ...
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Vpn tunnel to Amazon VPC with pfsense

I'm trying to create an ipsec tunnel between my office and our Amazon VPC. However I have never used ipsec before so I'm at lost. The gateway/firewall is running pfsense 2.1.3-RELEASE (i386) on ...
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Pfsense+squid LDAP search filter error

Just installed pfsense and squid on a spare machine. I am trying to get Squid to authenticate AD users via LDAP. First I tried this: ...
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dansguardian error: filterports must match number of filterips (pfsense)

Hi I'm setting up pfsense with squid3 and dansguardian packages. When I try to start the dansguardian service however, I get the following errors: May 27 22:17:37 php: /pkg_edit.php: The command ...
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pfSense + Squid, Windows 2008 DHCP

I recently installed pfSense and Squid3-dev on a spare machine. It is now connected to the network and Internet is working alright. The problem is that I can't get my users to go through Squid proxy ...
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pfSense NAT routing using VLANs

We already have pfSense installed and it is working for our single IP address on 1.1.1.1. We also have a further 3 ip addresses (1.1.1.2, 1.1.1.3, 1.1.1.4) which are set up as VLANs on the WAN ...
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Assign static IPs to tap clients in pfSense's OpenVPN server

I am trying to set up a pfSense server with OpenVPN. The OpenVPN will use the tap interface, tun clients are no option for us. The LAN network is 10.0.0.0/24, the pfSense machine is 10.0.0.10 and ...
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Migrating Apache reverse proxy to Squid3 using pfSense

I currently have a pfSense firewall that redirects port 80 and 443 to an internal Apache that acts as a reverse proxy for several subdomains on our company. Since pfSense provides a reverse proxy ...
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Pfsense PPTP VPN Error 806

I was previously using another firewall software and simply by port forwarding port 1723 from the ADSL interface to a Windows Server attached to the LAN, we were able to VPN in. Since switching to ...
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What “traffic flow” would be right in a transparent “squid + dansguardian” pfsense setup?

my thought (i'm not sure if its right): lan interface traffic comes into port 80 destination port is redirected to 8080 (dans guardian) dansguardian outputs traffic to port 3128 (squid) squid ...
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PFSense Different Gateway for different Hosts

I have a firewall software currently in use, however I am looking at replacing this with PfSense. I am looking to effectively replicate some of the settings on the current firewall we have in place. ...
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pfsense live cd and boot options

I donwloaded pfsense live cd 2.1.3 and now I want to run pfsense from an usb cdrom drive. It loads a while and than crahses with "unable to mount ..." I know I have to choose boot option 3 in order ...
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pfSense - Site to Site OpenVPN

I have two pfSense 2.1 servers running with LANs of 192.168.0.0/24 and 192.168.10.0/24. The pfSense servers are 192.168.0.1 and 192.168.10.1 I just configured an OpenVPN site to site tunnel, that ...
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find static defined device on network

I have a 'simple share nas' that I am unable to discover on my network. It will not show up on the client list of my router, but I believe it is statically set to an adress for the auto discover ...
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Security implications of running SquidProxy on the main pfSense Firewall

I want to start a discussion about the pros and cons of running a SquidProxy server on the same pfSense box as the main firewall. Today I have one pfSense doing all the firewall things, like routing ...
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Force all traffic through VPN

I am using PfSense as a firewall, with its VPN functionality. The client I use is Shrew Soft VPN client. As it is a split tunnel, is there a way I can force all traffic through the VPN connection, ...
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Active Directory: pfSense failing?

I have set up PfSense as a router and I have linked two Windows Servers to it. I can ping from SERVER01 to SERVER02 and PfSense can also ping to them. The problem is, on SERVER01 I have set up the ...
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pfsense Captive Portal redirect to <ip>:8000/$PORTAL_ACTION$

Something is wrong when I try to replace the portal login page with a customized one. After the sign in button is clicked, I was redirected to: (server IP):8000/$PORTAL_ACTION$. What is this ...
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How to import users (openvpn) into PFsense

I have a OpenVPN setup from an barebone server with ~60 users, and searching for a way to import those users with certificates into a new PFsense setup. They don't have passwords, because we use ldap ...
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Firewall high availability

Context: My company is on the verge of a major network improvement, we will expand our network to remote offices via radio bridges. The firewall will be handling: 3 mission critical networks 3 non ...
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Vlan between Pfsense and Proxim hotspots

We want to plugin some hotspots to an existing network. Because we will account the hotspot traffic, it is important to route all traffic from the hotspots to the hotspot router. I tried to do the ...
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pfSense routing between subnets behind OPT1 and LAN

pfSense short config summary: WAN interface is on a registered Internet block of addresses connected to ISP via fibre LAN interface has IP address 10.200.1.3/24 OPT1 interface has IP address ...
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pfSense memory reporting

I have a box onto which I just installed pfSense 2.1. The box has 16GB of RAM and is a quad-core processor (yeah, we're planning on doing some serious traffic and using a proxy filter with a lot of ...
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How can I configure access to pfSense on Xen

I have a new Xen installation on which I want to run virtual machines. My hoster provided me two separate IPs in different subnets, say x.x.x.x and y.y.y.y. I want to set up pfSense on Xen and ...
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How do I configure pfsense as an outbound VPN client?

We use pfsense as a router/firewall. Because we're based in China, it is useful for us to have VPN access for all our internal clients. Instead of each individual client connecting to a VPN server ...
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pfSense on failover won't route with GW on a completely different subnet

I'm trying to install a pfSense with an IP failover (requirement from online.net) but I can't get the server to route the requests. Last time I got it working with the following commands: route ...
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Installing pfSense on amazon ec2 instance [closed]

I was searching for AMI's with pfsense but seems like they are all vanished somehow :S How cuold I install pfsense on a FreeBSD ec2 instance besides creating a local image -> converting into raw than ...
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site to site vpn between sonicwall and pfsense

The problem i am facing is establishment of a site to site VPN in between pfSense( version 2.0.1) and SonicWall Pro2040 Enhanced ( Firmware Version: SonicOS Enhanced 4.2.1.4-7e) . All of the ...
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squid + pfsense user authentication

I'm having a very strange problem with squid 3 and pfSense. Since I'm using a community created squid3 package for pfSense I'm not willing to rule out the possibility that it's a bug in the pfSense ...
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site to site VPN

The problem i am facing is establishment of a site to site VPN in between pfSense( version 2.0.1) and SonicWall Pro2040 Enhanced ( Firmware Version: SonicOS Enhanced 4.2.1.4-7e) . All of the ...
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pfsense: filtering traffic with multiple OpenVPN servers

Thanks in advance for any help.... :) My setup is: Pfsense version 2.1-RELEASE 3 OpenVPN servers running on ports 1194, 1195 and 1196. 3 interfaces defined - VPN_1, VPN_2 and VPN_3 - each assigned ...
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pfsense nat between two internal ip

TL;DR What technology should I use to translate an internal address (192.168.1.10) to another internal address (192.168.1.11)? So that when I access the first I get redirected to the other? Long ...
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OpenVPN Bridge on pfsense: once LAN pings clients, connectivity breaks

So I'm using a pfsense openvpn to bridge my LAN segment so VPN users can access the servers. The problem I'm having now is that I can establish a connection, I can ping the LAN server from the VPN, ...
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pfSense - DHCP Relay

I have 3 pfSense boxes acting as routers on a single subnet (172.22.12.0/26). Router A - 172.22.12.1 Router B - 172.22.12.17 Router C - 172.22.12.33 I want Router A to be the only DHCP server. ...
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Pfsense 2.1 OpenVPN can't reach servers on the LAN

I have a small network set up like this: I have a Pfsense for connecting my servers to the WAN, they are using NAT from the LAN -> WAN. I have an OpenVPN server using TAP to allow remote workers ...