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 2.03 slow upload rate for file transfers

We are using an 8 Mbps connection(Wan) with an upload rate of 6 Mbps.With pfsense 2.03, the upload rate is really slow like 30 Kbps.Is there a configuration in pfsense to increase the upload speed? ...
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Strange issue accessing a single site behind pfsense firewalls

One of our users is having trouble accessing a single website from behind our pfSense firewall. The site is SSL-only and when she attempts to connect, she gets a CONNECTION_REFUSED in Chrome. We have ...
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How to add a new range of IPs to a server on a private VLAN & one NIC?

I'd like to add some more IPs to my single ESXi server that I have through a hosting provider. When the server was set it up, I was given a /29 and was left with five IPs to use. But, there's ...
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Virtual pfSense Appliance on VMWare Host

I am having some issues setting up the WAN side of pfSense. I have ordered a dedicated box through a hosting service with ESXi loaded on it. Along with that I have 3 public IP addresses that will ...
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Getting DNS replies for non-existing hostnames (DNSMasq)

I noticed some 'weird' DNSMasq behavior when I set up my LAN for dual stack IPv4 & IPv6 networking. It seems that my DNS server (DNSMasq) which acts as a forwarder and also has all the host names ...
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pfSense and Snort: unexpected portscan traffic on interface

I have a pfSense box acting as my public facing router and stateful firewall. There is 1 WAN interface and several LAN interfaces using private IPs behind NAT. I EXPECT to see portscans or all kinds ...
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Pfsense 2.02 unstable ipsec vpn.Tunnels will come up upon restarting raccon [duplicate]

Pfsense 2.02 Ispec VPN tunnels drops randomly,but when the raccon service is restarted all tunnels are back up.Here is my ipsec vpn configuration.Any fix on this issue? I have tried enabling and ...
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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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Multiple network routing

I am after some advice on how to achieve multiple independent LANs, that can restrictively talk to each other (at minimal cost). I have 3 LANS LAN A - Admin Lan - Multiple servers and workstations, ...
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pfsense: all interfaces up, but all non default gateways down

I am seeing some strange behavior in pfSense 2.0.3 in which all of my WAN interfaces are up according to the Interfaces screen, yet all but the default gateway are shown as "Offline" in gateway ...
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Configuring UPnP on pfSense

I need a little help configuring UPnP on pfSense. I have installed pfSense between ADSL connection and connecting internal router. There are two video servers behind the router that need port 80, ...
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Does two pfsense + CARP necessarily require two WAN IP?

I am looking to setup CARP following this guide across two pfSense firewalls. I have setup CARP before on a WAN link with a big IP space, so allocating a distinct WAN IP per each device (as shown in ...
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How to share bandwidth equitably between 16 users on a pfsense multi-WAN router

I have 16 users connected to my pfSense single-LAN, 3-WAN router. The 3 WAN ports connect to ADSL lines giving about 4Mb/s down, 800kb/s up each. I would like to prevent any one user hogging the ...
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Routing from one router to another?

I'm trying to route from one basic router to a pfsense box. It's basically so that I can have VPN users on both router aswell as VPN tunnels to test which router performs best. I am also trying to ...
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pfSense to ASA L2L VPN - infrequent, short-lasting, but consistent disconnections

Has anyone here been able to specify a stable configuration for the L2L VPN between an ASA device and pfSense 2.0.1? I am using the most accomodating settings on the ASA side (DefaultL2LGroup with ...
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pfsense single MAC is listed with several IP's in ARP table

I have this problem: arp table filling up But I am quite sure that I cannot blame Kaspersky. Scenarie: a user plugs his computer in. He waits and waits but are getting no IP by DHCP. Then he is ...
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Building a router / NAT and need to compare performance of FreeBSD 8 v RHEL 6 [closed]

I am going to be setting up a router and NAT device but I am unable to choose between pfSense 2.x (FreeBSD 8) and RHEL 6. The device will need to forward a medium (2k hosts) sized network where ...
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How to make short (not fully qualified) hostnames work with Mountain Lion, Tunnelblick, pfSense, OpenVPN

I use Tunnelblick 3.3beta21b on Mac OS X 10.8.2 (Mountain Lion) to connect to a pfSense/OpenVPN virtual private network. When connected to the VPN, I can access machines in our datacenter. This is ...
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PFSense VLAN's - clients cant access devices on a defined VLAN

I'm having an issue setting up pfSense with VLAN's, basically, the pfSense boxes can ping the devices on the tagged vlan, but clients routing through pfSense cannot. There are two Cisco SG500 ...
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How to enable source-based policy routing with pfsense

I'm trying to setup pfsense to use WAN1 for all LAN traffic except when a computer has been added to an alias I labeled "PRIORITY". Those computers use WAN2. On the firewall rules, I set a LAN rule ...
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Mara systems border firewall with pfSense

I just bought a used Mara systems Border firewall with pfSense installed on it. I want to reset it or reinstall pfSense because I cant reach the WebGUI or anything. Does anyone know how to go about ...
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PFSense: Internal server don't see the real ip, only the ip of the gateway pfsense

I'm trying to use a pfsense as a substitute of our hosting centers cisco gateway on my testbed for testing our new firewall The setup is: [Internet]->[Wan: ?? -Hosting Center Router- Lan: ...
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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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Pass through public IP addresses to pfSense

I have a server in my datacenter that has multiple publicly routed IP addresses, and I'm now running ESXi to manage it. Before, I had some VMs running under the host that created a network: inet ...
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Outbound VPN issue with Mac OSX Viscosity Client for OpenVPN and pfSense

I'm having an issue using the Viscosity OpenVPN client on a network behind a pfSense firewall. I'm unable to connect to my office vpn from this particular network, however the connection works just ...
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Slow upload speeds with pfsense virtual appliance

I have a pfSense virtual appliance set up in front of a Windows server. The pfSense appliance has been configured with two L2L IPSec VPN sites and not too much else. The appliance has two vNics which ...
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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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How to grant su access without password to one user only in wheel group (FreeBSD)?

I know how to enable su without a password for all wheel group users by adding the appropriate configuration line in /etc/pam.d/su. I do not want to enable this for all wheel users but only one ...
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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 ...