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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How do I decide what type of hardware to use for a firewall? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can you help me with my capacity planning? What are the hardware performance requirements to set up a PFsense firewall on my gigabit Ethernet network? Is ...
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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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Simplest DNS solution for remote offices

I look after a bunch of remote offices that connect via VPN - a Cisco ASA 5505 in each office acts as Firewall and VPN end point. Beyond that we keep things as simple as possible in the offices to ...
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Bridge NICs with automatic pass-through

I am looking at using a computer with a dual-NIC card (one with two NIC ports) as an in-line traffic shaper / URL filter / traffic analyzer, etc. (probably using pfSense), but I am concerned that if ...
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Virtualized pfSense 2.0.1 affecting Hyper-V host connectivity? arp?

The Setup I have setup pfSense 2.0.1 (64bit-amd image) as a host in Hyper-V. As described in other blogs I had to do the “ifconfig down deX”, “ifconfig up deX” to get the network up and running. The ...
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Trouble with site-to-site OpenVPN & pfSense not passing traffic

I'm trying to get an OpenVPN tunnel going on pfSense 1.2.3-RELEASE running on embedded routers. I have a local LAN 10.34.43.0/254. The remote LAN is 10.200.1.0/24. The local pfSense is configured as ...
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pfSense + DDoS Protection [duplicate]

I run a gaming community on a colo with a 100Mbps port. I want to buy a very cheap 35 dollar server with the same 100Mbps port, and run pfSense to use as a hardware firewall. I'm dealing with a bunch ...
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pfSense IPsec VPN setup (Log error: racoon: INFO: unsupported PF_KEY message REGISTER)

Good morning, I'm trying to setup an IPSec Tunnel on a pfSense firewall. I have 2 interfaces configured: WAN (public firewall IP: .../31) LAN (internal static IPs: 192.168.104.0/29) I set up the ...
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Snort [PFSense] is configured but not blocking or generating alerts!

I've got PFSense V 2.0-RC1 (i386) and I've got the latest version of Snort installed I've loaded up a bunch of rules from Oinkmaster, I've enabled all of the preprocessors, and I've ensured the ...
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PFsense VPN all types failing?

I am trying to configure a new PFsense router (64 bit) and am trying to to get the VPN functions working. I have enabled PPTP, L2TP and IPSec. I've added allow all rules to all LAN's, WAN's and each ...
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Migrate from Linux network configuration

I need to migrate a linux machine to some kind of router distribution, I've chosen pfSense for this. The problem is that the WAN configuration used on the linux machine is really crappy, however this ...
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How to Zone Forward to a List of Alternative Name Servers in pfSense 2.0.1

I'm not sure if dnsmasq is involved in this process on pfSense or not. Before pfsense, we'd do this in BIND thusly: zone "firstpartner.com" { type forward; forwarders { 1.2.3.4; 5.6.7.8; ...
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Setup a LAN-wide proxy

I am trying to setup squid as a caching server for my local network. I am looking for a solution to make the whole network use the proxy automatically. In other words, I want every client on the ...
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Safely adding SSH users to pfSense

I would like to add a user for myself to login via SSH to a pfSense box. I don't want to just blindly go through the adduser command and inadvertently break something / open a vulnerability somewhere ...
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pfsense peer-to-peer OpenVPN not connecting

I'm trying to setup a peer-to-peer OpenVPN between two pfsense servers running 2.0.1-RELEASE, but the client keeps getting the connection dropped, with a status of "reconnecting; ping-restart" and ...
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What are the security risks of using pfsense in a virtualised environment?

I am thinking of using pfsense on my ubuntu server box. I'd virtualise pfsense with virtualbox, and have it route and firewall all traffic both on and destined to my server as well as the the rest of ...
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Internal DNS server provide response to external requests?

I have a pfSense firewall and a Windows 2008 R2 DNS server. I'd really like my DNS server to respond to external queries for my subdomains. Right now, I'm using a 3rd party service for that. Is ...
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Configuring dnsmasq to handle mx records on pfsense 2.0.1

I know from dnsmasq's man page that it is capable of handling mx records, but I can't seem to find anything in pfsense's web GUI or anywhere online that talks about how to include mx records. I'm ...
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What are the security risks in running pfsense on a box with a wireless radio?

In my network pfsense is the firewall and router for my entire network. It is the only machine with direct WAN access. All other machines are behind it (and connected through a switch). I am trying to ...
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How to configure DNSMasq to allow wildcards for dns entries from DHCP?

I'm using PFSenses 2.0 in our development environment. I'm depending on the DNS Forwarder to add DNS entries for new DHCP leases. This is working well, though I need to add support for wildcards to ...
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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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Cannot use I/O in console for Xen HVM running FreeBSD/pfSense

I've been having a really hard time trying to get a Xen HVM using pfSense 2 (based on FreeBSD 8.1) working. I can make the machine run, and boot from an ISO image, but I cannot get I/O to work in the ...
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Install pfSense using serial console

I want to install pfSense with the ISO installer but only have a serial console available. How do I tell the installer to use the serial console instead of VGA?
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pfSense - OpenVPN - tap - client connection: Default Gateway Error

We have setup a OpenVPN Server on a pfSense v2.0.1 Router with the "OpenVPN tap Bridging Fix package" to build a bridged VPN network. We followed this HOWTO: link Nearly everything workes fine expect ...
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pfSense router on a LAN with two gateways

I have a LAN with an ADSL modem/router on it. We have just gained an alternative high-speed internet connection at our location, and I want to connect the LAN to it, eventually dropping the ADSL. ...
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How do I route between interfaces in PFsense?

I have a PFsense router which divides a single WAN connection into three NAT networks on three interfaces: LAN, OPT1 and OPT2. This allows me to segregate my network so that computers on the OPT1 and ...
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pfsense + haproxy + stunnel as reverse proxy with load balancing and ssl terminaltion

i have this topology as title says with a pfsense with installed haproxy and stunnel. Because i saw that haproxy can't do ssl termination i thought about stunnel. But i don't know how to set up it. My ...
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Why is pfSense blocking multicast traffic when it is explicitly enabled?

I have a pair of pfSense firewall/routers set up in CARP/XML Config cluster. On the LAN side, the switch also has a pair of servers running corosync/pacemaker/drbd. These are on a different ip ...
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pfsense 2.0.1 Firewall SMB Share not showing up under network

I have a freenas NAS with a SMB share running at 192.168.2.2 of a 192.168.2.0/28 network. Gateway is 192.168.2.1. Originally this was running on a switch with my LAN, but now having upgraded to new ...
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How to configure pfsense to use LAN ports as local switched ports?

I have a pfsense box with 6 LAN ports. I'd like to use one as the WAN port, and 5 as local LAN ports, just like a home gateway/router. How to setup the LAN ports so that they are all in the same ...
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How can I detect a DDoS attack using pfSense so I can tell my ISP who to block? [duplicate]

Last week my network was hit by a DDoS attack which completely saturated our 100 MBps link to the internet and pretty much shut down all the sites and services we host. I understand (from this ...
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Physical network setup for pfsense w/ CARP for redundant firewalls

So I'm looking at this diagram: http://doc.pfsense.org/index.php/Configuring_pfSense_Hardware_Redundancy_(CARP) Does this assume that the "DSL Router" at the top of the drawing has two physical RJ45 ...
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block Torrent through pfsense-firewall

is there a way to block users on pfsense-firewall level from using torrents? Thnaks in advance
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Allowing Traffic Across the Interface Members of a pfSense Bridge

I have the following setup on pfSense 2.0.1 32 bit: WAN_IF (Physical Interface Connected to ISP)-----\ /-----DMZ (Physical Interface of External Servers) ...
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PHP crashing when loading “RRD Graphs” page on pfSense

When attempting to visit the Status > RRD Graphs page of pfSense, I am greeted with a blank page... Most likely due to PHP being unable to complete the request... I am unsure how to repair this. On ...
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Hosting multiple private VPNs on PFSense

We are running PFSense 2.0.1-RELEASE and need to make the following scenario work: 1..n remote offices for company A need to connect to a private VPN (VPN server hosted in our datacenter). All the ...
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How to use Public IP in case of two ISP when two differs from each other

Please bare with my long explanation but this is important to explain the actual problem. Please also pardon my knowledge with PFsense as i am new to this. I have single PFSense box with 3 Ethernet ...
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Suggestions for transitioning to new GW/private network

I am replacing a private T1 link with a new firewall device with an ipsec tunnel for a branch office. I am trying to figure out the right way to transition folks at the new site over to the new ...
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Create a rule using shell in fresh pfSense installation to open up WAN access to WebConfigurator

I am in a situation where I require WAN access to be opened up to the WebConfigurator through pfSense because I do not have another node connected to the same network to access WebConfigurator from ...
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pfSense router gives DNS rebinding warning when accessing subdomains

I have just set up a router running pfSense on our network and forwarded the appropriate ports. I have a small web server running in my network, and a domain name pointing to our (WAN) IP. When ...
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pfsense: how to block internet for one client

I Have a network at home with a PFSense Software firewall. There are about 2 pcs and 3 laptops that connect to the internet through this firewall. I would like to use the Firewall rules to block ...
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dd-wrt switch for PfSense

I currently have eth2 on my pfsense set up, and configured as 192.168.1.1, it has dhcp setup with allocation being 192.168.1.10 - 192.168.1.245. On my dd-wrt box, i disabled the WAN, and set it to ...
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pfSense minimum requirements for 100 users [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can you help me with my capacity planning? For a lan party we are considering running pfSense on a separate desktop pc to serve as our router. We expect around a total ...
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Problems directing traffic over our site-to-site VPN

We have two offices connected via Gateway-Gateway VPN DC1[192.168.0.101]---RV082(A)[192.168.0.1]---[VPN]---RV082(B)[192.168.3.1]---pfSense[192.168.3.100]---DC2[192.168.1.2] DC2 is able to connect ...
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Developers are experiencing very poor performance with Windows explorer, particularly adding/deleting files, over VPN to Win2k3 share

We have the following arrangement: Dev Site <--vpn--> Prod Site. The Prod Site firewall, running pfSense 2, accepts VPN TCP/UDP traffic on SMB ports 135-139 and 445. Our developers can connect to ...
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x86 Router Benchmarks?

I have grow to prefer x86 based router OS's like Vyatta and pfSense over their competitors Cisco and Juniper (I never really used Juniper, but still.). However, they feel "fake" to me, like ...
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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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Setup 1:1 NAT using pfSense

pfSense box: Public IPs 208.43.30.118-.117 Private IP : 192.168.1.1 I need to provide 1:1 NAT mapping to a VM in the private network 192.168.1.5 I am unable to get 1:1 NAT working though it ...
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reason not use pfsense as transparent firewall?

Our office is using a multi-wan router as dhcp/router/firewall. but now I want to put a pc with pfsense between that router and switch, so I can do more advanced firewall task like traffic monitor and ...
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Router in front of Untangle UTM

I want to put a pfSense router in front of my Untangle UTM. There is only one thing I am not too sure about. If the Untangle box will sit behind another router and run OpenVPN, all I need to do to ...