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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Email transmission delays between Gmail and our server

A few days ago I started setting up a mail server for our company: OS: Debian MTA: Postfix DNS: bind9 Firewall: pfSense Port forwarding for ports 25 and 53 through pfSense for passing on DNS and ...
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Pfsense DHCPv6 cannot configure to work properly

I have an IPv6 network. Local network with no connection to other networks (for testing). So I have configured an IPv6 LAN interface of pfsense with 64bit mask. And enabled DHCPv6 Server on LAN. The ...
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Layer 2 OpenVPN Bridge Headaches

I have a "working" layer 2 home->cloud (Vultr) bridge over OpenVPN. On both ends is an OPNSense firewall (since pfSense doesn't plan to switch to libreSSL due to "rude forking" by the libreSSL devs). ...
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VLANs and Access Point

I have all my network (wired and WiFi) in the same VLAN. I just bought a new Access Point, and am trying to set WiFi Clients to be in VLAN 2. On the AP, I set it to assign VLAN 2 to the clients, and ...
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pfSense can't access https website

I have just installed pfSense on a PC Engines APU1D4 to evaluate as an alternative to a Soekris 5501 + OpenBSD based setup, I have a PPPoE WAN configuration. The pf rules, NAT and PPPoE ...
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Setup vNetwork Distributed Switch VLAN + pfSense on ESXi Single Host with 3 NICs [closed]

I`m stuck trying setup VLAN on the combo vCenter using Distributed Switch + pfSense, my setup: Single Host ESXi with 3 NICs (LAN + WAN + DMZ - last one is only an isolated subnet for servers) ...
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Host command tries several servers

I have a DNS server (pfSense) for my LAN, working perfectly, but some timeouts occur that I can't explain. Especially the "host" command gives the correct answer immediately, but then tries 2 times ...
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pfSense not forwarding back packets

I have a pfSense box setup where my WAN interface (em0) is set up in my local network (192.168.1.100) and my LAN interface (em1) is a private network of its own (10.0.0.1). The end goal is to have the ...
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Disabling bypass mode on Intel NICs

I'm trying to install PFSense on some decommissioned firewall gear. I've installed PFSense just fine, except for the two NICs are stuck in bypass mode. I don't see any options in the BIOS to edit ...
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PFsense postfix troubleshooting - SMTP headers [closed]

I am trying to setup google as mail relay but running into some troubles. I get an error that 550-5.1.1 The email account that you tried to reach does not exist My custom main in pfsense looks ...
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PFSense / Snort / OpenVPN - one WAN interface

I have a pfsense box running both Snort and OpenVPN. The VPN worked great before installing Snort, now intermittently I cannot connect. Should I whitelist the port that the VPN uses on the WAN ...
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pfsense NAT router - “live with” double nat (airport express)

I have a setup that have worked for years with a fiber to a NAT router to clients. Clients are typically cheap NAT routers of any kind. Setup like this Fiber from ISP | Router, pfsense -WAN - ...
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Route Public Subnet AND create NAT internal subnet

my ISP just gave me a subnet of public IP addresses and a single public IP in their network so that I can route those. I'm trying to use pfsense to do this. Basically I want to expose the public IPs ...
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Use multiple WAN IP addresses on a single VLAN

Our ISP has given us a /25 range of IP addresses on our lease line. We want to be able to create several VLAN's and direcly assign each VLAN with any number of these WAN IP addresses. For example - ...
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CentOS Server can't exit pfSense Network

Not sure if this is a routing issue or a firewall issue, or maybe a problem with the ifcfg-file of the CentOS machine. Here is the situation. I just got a 600Mb fiber connection from my ISP into the ...
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Strongswan ipsec linux not passing traffic after established

I currently have two PFsense routers that connect over the WAN using a similar configuration and traffic is passed with no issue. I'm trying to set up a 2nd path over 4G WWAN and have to use linux ...
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How to configure pfsense to allow vpn clients to appear as if they are coming from the PFSense WAN?

I have a specific host I need to get to via ssh (call it 'work'). I have a static IP at my client location (call it 'client') to enable access to this remote 'work' box. The people at 'work' then ...
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PFSense NATing to a load balanced server

I apologize for not being able to post the network diagram here but as this is my first time asking a question here I am not allowed. So here is the scenario: We have a site that is build with a ...
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External IP becomes unreachable sporadically

I have a very strange problem - We have a lease line with 50 odd external IP addresses on it. We do a 1:1 assignment and Outgoing IP assignment to interfaces on a pfsense proxy server. For each ...
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Same VLAN for LAN only and Internet users on 802.1x network with pfSense as gateway

I am creating an ISP for a student residence. The LAN is already there and working, with several CISCO switches. I want to provide Internet by a secured and automatic way to those who pay for it ...
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Openvpn: no response from server in tcp handshake

I am attempting to connect to an openVPN server that I created on pfSense 2.2.3 by using tunnelblick on my Macbook. Whenever I attempt to connect using either OpenVPN version 2.3.6 or 2.3.7 (all that ...
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What could cause files > 50kb to timeout? (PFSense Router)

I've got a PF Sense box acting as a gateway work the LAN at my work, with packet filtering enabled (for QOS purposes) files > 50kb cannot be attached to email, uploaded to web pages etc... even ...
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No Internet on router with pfSense [closed]

Sorry in advance if a similar question has already been posted. I am with Sky for broadband and have a router providing DSL connectivity. I have a cheap 64 bit desktop PC running pFsense as a ...
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Routing between pfSense Subnets and IPSec VPN

I have a pfSense Router, which is the endpoint of a site-to-site IPSec VPN. In the pfSense the main LAN Interface is 10.0.2.1/24 and it has a virtual IP 10.0.125.1/24 The IPSec Phase 2 connects the ...
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Pfsense firewall log format and packets data length

In pfsense firewall logs there are many fields described here: https://doc.pfsense.org/index.php/Filter_Log_Format_for_pfSense_2.2 I would like to get some statistics from these logs about traffic, ...
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Summary Error Configuring HAProxy via pfSense

I configured a frontend record that is refering to a backend server pool with one record. The referred HAProxy Backend server pool contains a single record with the Max con value set to 2000. In the ...
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L2TP + IPSec pfSense: can ping, no access

I am in process of setting up a L2TP + IPSec VPN (site to client) server based on pfSense. While being connected to the VPN, I am able to ping any of the resources (e.g google.com, as well as anybody ...
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Cant ping openvpn server from pfsense lan

I have a PF sense set up as a Openvpn client. The server is a Windows server running openvpn. Behind the pfsense is a lan. Strange enough I can't ping the server at 10.8.0.1 using the clients in the ...
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Windows 7 behavior on network link between SonicWALL and pfSense

I have two networks behind two different firewall at the same site. I have linked them together by using a spare interface on each device. Network 1 - pfSense 10.0.10.0/24 Network 2 - SonicWALL ...
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pfSense: Cannot filter flood of multicast packets being blocked by default

There are multiple devices under a different subnet on our LAN sending a flood of multicast packets. I've tried to allow this type of traffic, but it does not seem to work.
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Redirect network traffic to Proxy with Pfsense

I have a network with 9 clients: 192.168.1.0/24 I need to redirect all traffic from 192.168.1.208 and 192.168.1.209 to an outside proxy server. --------------- |192.168.1.201|--------| ...
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On a pfsense router how would I redirect one IP to another?

I have a poorly made piece of software at work that only asks for a IP when connecting and cant use URL and I cant get a static IP for the database its connecting to (Amazon RDS). I was wondering if ...
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Is this my network being flooded?

I noticed this strange pattern on the bandwidth graph of the pfsense firewall on my work network: If I'm reading it righ, there is a constant stream of 6 Mbps data going from the local network into ...
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Use Framed-IP-Address RADIUS attribute for IP allocation with DHCP on Windows Server 2012R2

I have configured a DHCP server on Windows Server with an NPS Policy, connected to a FreeRADIUS2 server running on pfSense. Authentication is based on MAC address. If MAC address is not present in ...
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How to combine multiple route hops using one (pfSense) router?

I am trying to come up with a way to consolidate two routers into one. I have the following network configuration: LAN <-- a/24 --> NAT Firewall <-- x/29 --> Router <-- y/30 --> ...
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Creating a separate PPTP VPN VLan in network with tagging possible?

I have a gateway to gateway PPTP VPN that I would like to connect to my network and have it on a VLAN where it is shared to a VLAN tagged wireless router. This way I can have two wireless AP's where ...
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How to pass all requests to some site via specific WAN interface in pfSense?

I have multi-WAN configuration on pfSense. I suspect, that some secured web sites (like hosting control panels) dislike that requests are coming from different IPs and hence asking various ...
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pfsense with 4 WAN IP and outgoing NAT

I have a pfsense with a single wan ip, i want to assign multiple wan ip's. The pfsense machine is located on a vm machine with the other servers i wish to NAT forward. I want to give each server a wan ...
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pfsense: connection between two internal lans dropped after 20 seconds

I have the following config: LAN 01: 192.168.16.0/24 (LAN for internal servers) LAN 02: 192.168.67.0/24 (LAN for workstations) WAN: X.X.X.X And then: PFSENSE LAN IP: 192.168.16.1 PFSENSE LAN IP: ...
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VoIP calls dropping

Currently I have a proxy server running pfSense connected to a 40mb fibre lease line. This lease line has 60 external IP addresses (assigned to each room by a virtual IP in pfSense). On the LAN side ...
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Putting remote Linux server in local VPN

I have a VPS running Fedora 21, that I'd like to automatically log in to my local network via VPN. My local router is running a pfSense firewall, so my options are IPsec, L2TP, OpenVPN, and PPTP. ...
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How to load balance traffic from local Squid in pfsense when using Multi-WAN?

I have a multi-wan PFSense setup with Squid for HTTP(S) navigation. However one of the links (the default WAN gateways) is always used at 100% while the other link is rarely used. Reading the ...
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OpenVPN between a pfSense and a Windows client, with tap

I'm trying to implement the simplest possible OpenVPN between a pfSense and a Windows 7 client. I would like to use tap configuration, because my pfSense is not the gateway of the remote network. So ...
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FreeBSD pfsense root CA fails

I have some problem with root CA of my pfsense installation. My test script is this: openssl s_client -showcerts -connect fbstatic-a.akamaihd.net:443 And the answer is: Verify return code: 20 ...
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Can not ping from Ubuntu VM but can to

I've got an XenServer with an pfsense Router Running on it. There are the following Networks: Lan: 10.0.0.0/24 DMZ: 10.0.1.0/24 Secure: 10.0.2.0/24 WAN: xxx I got 2 Windows VMs inside LAN: ...
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pfsense routing with dmz wan and sonic wall

Pfsense setup: 2 physical NIC's (1 input from modem/ISP, 1 LAN with a lot of vlans and DMZ) Network setup: WAN block from ISP xxx.xxx.xxx.225/28 Modem -> pfsense -> vlan 40 (192.168.40.0/24) ...
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PPPoE link has IP address, but 100% loss

I couldn't figure out what's the problem with the PPPoE link. Here is the log entries I have found on pfSense. The interface is up and IP address has been requested, but all packets are said to be ...
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Network configuration for Virtual machine based firewall

I have this physical configuration: And I'm planning to install IPFire (or similar firewall : pfSense or Sophos UTM) on a virtual machine on the Active Directory Server to control traffic between ...
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Proxmox: 1 NIC, 1 Public IP, unable to get WAN interface working in VMs

I have a computer running Proxmox, and it has 1 single NIC that is directly connected to internet and has a single public IP. Then, I have different VMs (KVM) running and one of them is pfSense. What ...
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Seperation of network traffic\routes

In a lab environment I have 4 VLANs: VLAN10 -> Management (192.168.10.0/24) VLAN20 -> Service (192.168.20.0/24) VLAN30 -> Administration (192.168.30.0/24) VLAN50 -> Public (192.168.50.0/24) ...