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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DHCP/Gateway done by pfSense Virtual Machine to physical network

I have an ESXi host server that has a pfSense virtual machine within it. The VM is acting as a DHCP Server / Gateway to an internal vSwitch that is within that ESXi host. If I use a physical NIC on ...
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difference em0, em1, bge0 - pfsense

While assign interface in pfsense I found three interfaces em0, em1, bge0. I assigned bge0 for WAN and em1 for LAN. it worked. but honestly I don't know what is the exact difference between these ...
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how to make sure modem is truly in bridge mode

I need public ip in pfsense wan interface so I configure my adsl modem as bridge mode But I have little doubt on this "it is truly in bridge mode". What are the steps to make sure about bridge mode ...
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set WAN IP in pfsense openvpn site to site connection?

I am new to networking, I am trying to connect two networks using pfsense openvpn site to site connection but upto now I can't successful. Please see my configuration here. basics idea is most of ...
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client get not connected in pfsense openvpn site to site

I am trying to connect pfsense openvpn site to site (peer to peer shared key), but upto now I could not found any traffic between client and server. openvpn server log Listening for incoming TCP ...
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pfSense Shell : apply config modification without reboot

I'm currently trying to edit the configuration of a running pfSense in production with the pfSsh.php shell. By using the pfSsh.php shell I'm able to modify the configuration but once I write it, it ...
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pfSense on x64 hardware increased network performance?

Main server has 50x50 mbps dedicated fiber ISP. We currently have a Netgear FVS336Gv3 wired router with WAN to LAN throughput rating of 300 mbps. This device performs all routing to/from the internet ...
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Public pfSense don't resolve external DNS lookups

I have pfSense with external IP with Unbound DNS Resolver running on it. When I send inquiry from internal network, it replies, but when I send inquiry from external machine it doesn't reply. ...
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pfsense(2.3.1_5) Squid transparent proxy redirects internally hosted sites from http to https

I'm having an issue with Squid's transparent proxy on my pfSense firewall. My company hosts an internal git server at the following address (for example purposes) http://git.gitserver.com/. From our ...
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VMWare ESXi 6 with pfsense as router on one nic for 3x windows server

I just ordered dedicated server i7 4790 with 16GB ram and 1xHDD 7200rpp, with one Nic (2 available, 1 is unplugged), 5 Ips. Is it possible to run 3x VMs (Windows server) and 1x VMs for pfsense on ...
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How to give VMs access to the internet in an OVH server?

I have a SoYouStart server which is from OVH. I installed proxmox on it and I can access proxmox and use proxmox to access the web just fine. Any VM I install however can't access the wider internet ...
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PfSense box not passing traffic between WAN and LAN

I just tried to insert a PfSense box into my network and I seem to have broken something in the process. Need some outside help to point out any errors I might have missed. The setup was working ...
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Hyper-V unbind NIC from host

I have a server with 2 NICs. NIC1: direct cable from modem (ISP provides 8 public IPs). NIC2: to the internal network. Software is Hyper-V Server. Created 2 Virtual Switches in Hyper-V, one with ...
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Configuration to connect an Acess Point into a pfSense Network

At the moment I have an wired network provided by my pfSense router. I bought an Access point (tl-wa801nd access point), in order to have a wireless network in my wired network. In my computer host, I ...
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Nat or Static Route in pfsense

I installed PFsense on VMware with two interfaces. 1.WAN -> 192.168.1.110 ->Bridge Getaway->192.168.1.1=>Modem IP 2.LAN -> 10.1.1.1 ->LAN Segment how config Nat and ...
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pfsense inter vlan slow speed

In our company we use pfsesne 2.3 as a router. Problem is with inter-vlan transfer, which is very slow about 150kbit/s in both ways. Its very strange , network is 1GB , transfers inside vlan's are god ...
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Turn-key VPN setup to make server behind firewall accessible

I am looking to a solution for a following problem - on a location A, I am allowed to use as much bandwidth as required, with the caveat that I am constantly behind a firewall without a public IP ...
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pfSense - IKEv2 with EAP-RADIUS: Any fallback option if the RADIUS server is down?

I'm deploying an IKEv2 VPN authenticating against a RADIUS service within a pfSense 2.3-RELEASE box. But I'm afraid of the complications of this approach when the RADIUS server is down. Since the ...
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Simulate massive network traffic [closed]

We want to stress test our pfsense box with a massive amount of connections and traffic. Right now we are using iperf, but reaching a number of more than ~300 parallel connections the test clients ...
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Should I install Nagios on the pfsense?

I'm planning to install Nagios, but I'm not sure if there is a package for pfsense, or can I install separated from pfsense but on the same machine? Anyone had experience with that? Second part of ...
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Can't connect to PFSense webconfig (virtual machine)

I've setup a new PFSense VM (version 2.2.2) in virtualbox, it's connected to three network interfaces, vboxnet6 and vboxnet7 (both host-only adapters) and eth0 (bridged). In this case vboxnet6 is ...
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munin not showing traffic of interfaces pfsense 2.2

I'm trying out some systems and plug ins for monitoring bandwidth I came to Munin to monitor the interfaces of my PFSense 2.2.6 installing Munin was very easy and on normal debian VM's I could see ...
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Most Secure Way To Setup Virtualized pfSense Gateway

I currently have a pfSense router and am interested in virtualizing it because of the plethora of benefits of virtualization. I am interested in doing this in the most secure way possible and have ...
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Can't connect to Ubuntu server on LAN from pfSense VPN

Quick summary pfSense server is connected to the WAN and LAN. This box also has an OpenVPN server running. The LAN clients use 192.168.20.0/24 OpenVPN clients use 192.168.30.0/24 On the LAN I ...
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pfsense bridge of vlan interfaces

Hardware Setup AMD E1-2100 Mini-ITX Motherboard with Onboard Gigabit (re0) Intel PCI Express (x4) 4-port Gigabit Adapter (igb[0123]) Software Setup pfSense v2.3 I'm trying to replicate my ...
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How can VM and Docker bridge traffic be routed through a pfSense VM?

I think this question is a result of me not being able to wrap my head around Docker networking and not being super great at Slackware. It seems like there should be a simple solution; I'm just ...
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ESXi network setup for VMs which connect to the Internet through PfSense [closed]

Using ESXi v6 with the following setup: One standard Switch: vSwitch0 vSwitch0 has one uplink physical adapter (Internet connected, and this is the only physical adapter) vSwitch0 VM Network has 3 ...
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pfsense ipsec vpn to amazon aws not connecting

I'm trying to set up an ipsec vpn from our DC networks to our amazon vpc, so a site2site aka network to network connection. For this I've set up pfsense 2.2.6 and gave it a public IP on a WAN ...
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PFsense 2.2.6 static dhcp hostname blank

We are on pfsense 2.2.6 and we enable static dhcp for each mac address on each VLAN where dhcp is enable. DHCP is working good but when I enable static dhcp and leave the hostname empty and when I ...
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FreebSD 10.1 x64 KLDLOAD UCOM and UTDFI

Using a freebsd 10.1 x64 system. I am trying to get an LCD working and need to load UCOM.ko and UTDFI.ko. When I try to load them I get unsupported file type. I took them off another freebsd 10.1 x64 ...
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PFSense IPSec and NAT

Due to bad design and hosting provider constraints I have a network where I don't control the router. Our network: 172.16.0.0/12 - LAN x.x.x.0/24 - WAN (Router is connected to the switches, we have ...
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pfsense as a virtual host

There seems to be a fair bit of information about running pfsense as a virtual machine on another hypervisor of some sort, but I am wondering if I can do the reverse and use a pfsense install as the ...
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Install and run pfsense on the same USB stick?

I'd like to run a pfSense box from just a thumb drive (possibly because I don't know why I need a hard drive?). I have tested pfSense booting and running from the embedded USB image, and got it ...
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pfsense Multiple WAN DNS issue : when primary fails , the DNS systems stops

I am using pfsense 2.2.6-RELEASE. My configuration is as follows: Two static WAN, One LAN Using google and opendns Configured WAN-Load balancing and WAN-Fail-over Using aliases in firewall rules ...
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Get LCD To Work With pfSense

I got a hold of a new firewall and got pfSense installed on it and setup, but after trying for a day I could not get the LCD to show anything after trying multiple drivers and settings. Hope someone ...
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It is possible to use not NAT able VoIP Softswitch behind pfsense/siproxd

We are using diffrent VoIP Softswitches (asterisk/squire) behind a pfsense Firewall and connect to diffrent SIP Endpoints. The local softswitches only have a local IP and the Endpoints are public IPs. ...
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pfSense bridging Wi-Fi and LAN: allow access between Wi-Fi and LAN

EDIT: Why would I want to do such a thing? This is a test, and there is 1 machine behind pfSense that I wish to manage, and Wi-Fi makes that easy. Carrying on: The auto-suggessted topics by Server ...
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solutions to filter traffic with group based rules

I have a 25 computer network with 1 pfsense box (with squid installed) and 1 openLDAP server configured & working , 70% of the network is wired the rest is password protected wireless. Right now ...
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pfsense in virtualbox

I'm new to pfSense and VirtualBox, I have a PC running Ubuntu, in Ubuntu I run a VirtualBox host. pfSense is installed as a virtual machine. I have two network adapters, one connected to my modem(WAN),...
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PFSENSE: routing packets based on source IP address

I am trying to route packets (actually, trying to change DEFAULT GATEWAY) depending on source IP address with PFSENSE. ONE-SPECIFIC-IP ---> SPECIAL GATEWAY ANY-IP ---> DEFAULT GATEWAY ...
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Cannot ping an ip of router

my issue is: r1 ping r4(em0) will lost the first packet r2 ping r3(em0) will lost the first packet too r3 cannot ping r2(eth0) r4 cannot ping r1(eth0) there are 4 routers, and connected with ...
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pfSense firewall and multiple https servers

I'm using pfSense as our office firewall and am attempting to setup a second HTTPS server that needs to be visible to the outside. Because they are HTTPS servers, they need separate IP addresses. ...
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Protocol problems with pfSense multi wan

This question was already posted on the product specific forum and reported here for reaching a wider audience. We are evaluating pfSense as a cheap multi wan load balancer and traffic shaper. We ...
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Unequal gigabit speed client-server

I'm testing my internal home network using iperf3. iperf3.exe -c router -i 1 -t 20 -w384k I have a gigabit switch and all computers have gigabit network cards and, theoretically, all cables are in ...
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How to configure different pfSense OpenVPN routes for different users?

I recently purchased the SG-4860 pfSense Security Gateway Appliance and I'm trying to migrate all of our settings off of our SonicWall. Everything for the most part has been great in my lab ...
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Port forwarding in pfSense not working

I recently set up a pfSense router and can't get any port forwarding to work from outside my own LAN. I have the following forwarding rule to a local server located at 10.0.1.2: Note that if I ...
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Routing multiple LAN-s in OpenVPN

I have the following network scenario: PC0 in network 172.16.0.0 that is connected to RouterA RouterA as a Server is connected to RouterB as a Client via OpenVPN (I have 19 Clients that are ...
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OpenVPN on pfSense: CRL verify fails with PKI depth 2

I've create a site-to-site OpenVPN structure on pfsense 2.2 using the built in certificate manager and the following: There is a root CA and an intermediate CA from which the server and client certs ...
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pfSense Killing Uploads to Any Wordpress Site

I am running a pfSense firewall on version 2.2.6. As far as I remember I have had working rules and have not had any issues uploading to my wordpress sites until this last upgrade. If I try to upload ...
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SNMP OID mappings

I am trying to get ifDescr and ifHCInOctets OID from my pfsense firewall. When I issue a Get from snmpwalk: snmpwalk -v 2c -c xxxxx 10.1.0.41 .1.3.6.1.2.1.2.2.1.2 I receive the following output: ...