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: Inbound Load Balancing https with sticky connection

first of all I'm very sorry for my English... This is my scenario: Internet Firewall+LB: pfsense_1(Active) + pfsense_2(Passive) in CARP Pool servers: 3 x nginx(PHP5+HTTP+HTTPS) Pfsense 1 and 2 ...
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QoS settings for Wi-Fi calling on pfSense firewall/gateway?

The new version of iOS 8 as well as Android supports Wi-Fi Calling with multiple cellular providers including T-Mobile in the US. I am currently running pfSense as the primary Internet gateway for ...
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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 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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Blocking HTTPS content with a Watchguard (Websense) vs. SQUID and SQUIDGuard using Transparent Proxy mode

I'm trying to compare these 2 solutions when it comes to content blocking : 1 - A pFSense appliance with SQUID and SQUIDGUARD packages configured 2 - A Watchguard FW that uses Websense So, in order ...
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Changing Network Subnet Limited User Access

Our network was originally running a 192.168.3.1 /24 network with 192.168.3.1 being the gateway on a pfSense box. We decided to increase our IP range by changing the network to a 192.168.3.1 /23 ...
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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 - 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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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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What is the cause of duplicate SA's and SPD's in IPSec L2L VPN?

Although I've been using pfSense now for some time and like it very much, I haven't been able to shake duplicate SA's. I've checked all the obvious stuff - making sure configurations match on both ...
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pfsense firewall filter rules behind nat?

i am new in pfsense i have vmware which pfsense and windows xp are installed on them pfsense in using ip 192.168.44.1 for LAN and 192.168.121.129 for wan (which is NAT) my win xp ip is 192.168.44.2 ...
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NAT and ISP Subnet when load balancing on pfsense?

I have a pfsense box that I'm trying to plan the configuration for. I am going to be load balancing two ISP's, each with their own /29 static IP subnet. The question I have is in relation to the way ...
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Network Gateway Options for Small Office: Cisco 800 series router vs. Linux/*BSD (e.g. pfSense) on a white box vs. reflashed DD-WRT/Tomato/OpenWRT

Our existing network gateway's hardware has just failed (it was a repurposed desktop machine running Debian + Shorewall that we threw together), and we're looking to replace it. For now, we've fallen ...
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Running software router in VM, MAC Address issue

Hey everyone. I am trying to setup a slew of VM's for testing out a bunch of routing software packages like m0n0wall, pfsense, endian, vyetta, and more. I have a beefy vm server with 2 onboard NIC's ...
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PFSense VPN Routing

We use PFSense firewalls at three installations with the following LAN networks: 1.) Datacenter #1: 10.0.0.0/16 2.) Datacenter #2: 10.1.0.0/16 3.) HQ: 10.2.0.0/16 All of these locations are ...
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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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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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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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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) ...
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Using a pfSense guest to firewall/route traffic for other guests

I was curious if this falls into the "why..." category or not. I have a dedicated, hardware UTM (Untangle) that's serving as an edge device with two hosts and a dozen guests behind it. Right now, I ...
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pfsense with three WAN IP and outgoing NAT

similar situation as this one: How to setup pfSense with multiple public IP's i have a pfsense with multiple wlan ip's. I'm using a Hetzner Server with vmware so i have a virtual machine with ...
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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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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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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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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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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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pf not execute udp port specific block rule

The traffic I want to block can be sniffed as below with tcpdump: 19:16:22.391164 IP 95.95.95.95.2036 > 10.10.10.10.443: UDP, length 8192 So I wanted to write a rule block any udp destination ...
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pfSense and ASA 5505

I've got an ASA-5505 (v8.4) in production that handles VPN connections and some public web servers. I wanted to offload user HTTP traffic onto a second Internet connection so I put together a pfSense ...
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No Internet access after successful failover?

I am using pfSense 2.0.2 and want to set up a failover between my normal WAN connection (GW_WAN) and a 3G surfstick (GW_OPT8). I put both in a gateway group called WAN_FAILOVER: GW_WAN Tier1 ...
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cisco vpn client randomly disconnects with pfSense

My network has two gateways, one is a pfSense box that everyone uses. The other one is a TP-Link firewall essentially for tests. Some machines inside my network need to access a VPN through the Cisco ...
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PFSense new network, NAT and Firewalling

We have a PFSENSE installation with a few physical interfaces defined: 192.168.1.0/24 - LAN 192.168.2.0/24 - WIFI 192.168.3.0/24 - SERVERS 10.61.88.0/23 - New Requirement..... read on The new ...
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M0n0wall won't pass traffic on different LAN subnets unless “Bypass firewall rules” is checked

I have a working configuration, but a question is bugging me. The question centers around having multiple subnets on a single interface. LAN: 10.10.10.1/24 OpenVPN Server LAN IP: 10.10.10.250 ...
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Setting up pfsense on a small business network for firewall use

I have approximately 20 machines that will all be on the same subnet with a pfsense firewall. I have no experience with pfsense, so I am just starting out. I have the following configuration: The ...
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Pfsense edge firewall .. DMZ … pfsense internal firewall + squid

i want to setup Pfsense on edge .. DMZ .. Internal PFSENSE with squid + squid Guard + lighttp for reporting... Internal Network. edge firewall will have 2 wans on loadbalancing & failover. ...
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Pfsense Virtual IP NATing

Am setting up Pfsense 2.0 but am stuck when it comes to port forwarding/Natting. I've done it before but not using Virtual IPs. Say I have WAN on 11.11.11.1 and LAN on 192.168.5.5, I have added a ...
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Squid3 Reverse Proxy - Force Cache and Suppress Version

I have been using pfSense for about 2 years now and I love it. One of my favorite features has come to be Squid2 and Squid3. Right now I am using Squid3 to run both proxy and reverse proxy. There are ...
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How to ensure multi-wan load-balancing is working on pfSense?

I have multi-WAN configuration on my pfSense. Two WANs configured into one gateway group and should work in round-robin manner. Unfortunately, I see only one address when I visiting any of ...
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pfsense router dhcp “periodic error: no ip”

A simple /20 subnet with aprox 300 users. All DHCP. One LAN only Sometimes some of the users report that they get no IP. After minutter or as long as an hour they regain access. Unfortunately ...
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multiple OUs in LDAPSearch

When working with Group ACL in PFSENSE+SquidGuard: In the Client-Source parameter, can I place OU and how? This is because I'm having multiple OUs with users to be added in the rule. Would the ...
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Access pfSense reverse proxy sites from LAN

I've configured multiple webservers inside the reverse proxy package to redirect to a single servers, but on different ports. app1.mysite.com -> app.mysite.local:8000 app2.mysite.com -> ...
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Set up pfSense on AWS VPC?

I am attempting to setup pfSense as a nat box for internal servers on a VPC. I have followed the guides posted for configuring access and have followed the AWS instructions for setting up and ...
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pfSense: Captive Portal is extremely slow

I migrated my pfSense firewall (2.0.2) from an old computer to a more powerful server. I set up the newest pfSense version 2.1 and migrated via export and import my complete settings. Now I encounter ...
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pfsense access openvpn client´s lan

I want to cover the following case: pfsense server´s LAN: 10.1.0.0/24 openvpn client network: 10.2.0.0/24 Local network of one openvpn client: 192.168.2.0/24 Working: Access the network ...
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pfsense reverse proxy + HTTPS/SSL interception

I have pfSense 2.1.5 and squid3-dev 3.3.10 configured as reverse proxy for internal http web server and server proxy (port 3128).It works. Activating HTTPS/SSL interception (Enable SSL filtering) on ...
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pfsense: break gmirror raid 1 before upgrading

I have a pfsense firewall in an appliance. The disk is using gmirror with RAID 1 setup. Before this, whenever I want to do OS upgrade, I will shut down the appliance, remove it from server rack, open ...
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site-to-site OpenVPN tunnel with PFSense + CARP enabled causes regular drops

I have two datacenters, and in each datacenter I have two pfSense 2.1.5 servers running in CARP failover mode. I've established a OpenVPN, shared-key tunnel between the two datacenters, pointing at ...
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pfSense and Windows Domain Controller - configuration?

I've got a small scaled business network separated into green, orange and red using pfSense as firewall & gateway. In the local network, there's a Windows server machine hosting a domain ...
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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 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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pfSense cannot access some web sites

Been using pfSense as my office gateway for a week now. It's works great, but only one wierd thing. Somehow I cannot access some web sites. At first I though it's was a web site itself, so I connect ...