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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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 ...
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Blocking a network device from communicating with another device on the LAN

I have been working with the firewall/router distribution Pfsense for a while now and I have been trying to figure out how to "isolate" a server on my LAN from other computers on my LAN by using ...
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Pfsense IPsec VPN not listening on port 500?

I am trying to setup a home VPN with IPsec as I have read about PPTP having some security problems and being outdated. I found an article on the web that shows you how to setup an IPsec VPN here which ...
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Correct settings for pfSense and TinyDNS

My TinyDNS install on pfSense is only able to resolve local host names. Any external domains, come back as blank. The strange thing, is that they resolve correctly when SSH'd to the pfSense box. I ...
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VLAN trunk port not working with ESXi 5

I just purchased my first VLAN-capable switch (SLM2008T-NA), and I tried to configure my first vlan on it. However, I am not able to make my trunk port work with ESXi 5. Here is my current setup: ...
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Virtualized firewall under Hyper-V?

We are currently considering installing an instance of pfSense on our Hyper-V R2 based server to act as a content filter, captive portal and general firewall. Although it is usually bad practice to ...
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PFSense with client certificates, SSL cert hosting

I'm running a PFSense firewall that is doing load balancing to a number of IIS servers. I'd like to host the SSL Certificate on the pfsense firewall instead of the individual IIS servers. I'd also ...
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need help to setup internet load-balancing for a small ISP

I need some help about the following problems: I want to do load-balancing for two Internet dsl connection from same isp and same speed I need to manage fail over also I want to manage up to 50 user ...
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How can I track down what part of pfsense is blocking website access?

I've got a PFSense firewall/gateway on our network. Everything works great except for the fact that I cannot access one specific website. Pfsense is running the following packages Country Block ...
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Forefront TMG vs pfSense

We currently run pfSense with no problems, however we are looking at TMG as it is included in our partner subscription to MS and allows Windows 7 DirectConnect features to our domain for off-site ...
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How to choose an open source, Asterisk friendly firewall?

I'm in pain. We are moving to a SIP based VOIP system and for whatever reason, we could not get our hosted Asterisk solution to work with our Sonicwall. Our VOIP provider gave up and is recommending ...
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Redundant Firewalls And Switches HSRP and CARP

I currently have planned 2 x uplinks (HSRP Active/Standby) 2 x pfsense firewalls (Carp Enabled) 2 x layer2 switches Please criticize or offer help on the correct way to do this. I have a feeling im ...
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Traffic shaping HTTP downloads with l7-filter

Given the following: A small, remote office has only a few users and a 1.5 Mbps DSL connection via a ZyXEL 660R. Users experience unacceptable latency and packet loss when even one large file is ...
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PFSENSE Bridge on of the Network Interfaces

I have a PFSENSE installation, which I have just added a new physical interface to for a new requirement 'DIGI'. A third party has installed a DrayTek router on our network which has their equipment ...
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Can I use my pfSense WAN IP as public IP for 1:1 NAT? What about port forwarding?

I have a dual pfSense configuration with CARP. Both WAN interfaces are assigned consecutive WAN IP .150, .151. I think it is silly that pfSense would require them both to have these dedicated IP so I ...
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load-balancing with pfsense

I am trying to setup a proof of concept based on MySQL galera. My MySQL servers are all setup and working properly and replicating correctly, and I am now at the load-balancer level. I am using a ...
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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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Using Windows Server 2008 R2 and PfSense [closed]

Hey I want to setup my personal home network so that R2 is dishing out DHCP and currently my PfSense box is doing this for me. my setup is motorola surfboard to PfSense to switch. How do I configure ...
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Order of application of NAT rules in pfSense 2

In pfSense 2.0, I have a bunch of WAN CARP Virtual IPs and a bunch of 1:1 NAT rules defined associating these IPs to LAN subnet hosts. If I set up Port Forwarding rules that forward from CARP IPs ...
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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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Is there a way to set ddns local to not forward to admin interface

I am running pfsense and would like to configure my site to work locally. I have a ddns setup working externally with no-ip. The problem is I'm trying to get my local setup to work. Locally I enter ...
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Can't ping host in OpenVPN Site-to-Site VPN

My logs say that a connection has been established but I cant ping the host. Here are my logs. Firewall 1 Logs: May 24 10:42:57 openvpn[9163]: /etc/rc.filter_configure tun0 1500 1544 10.0.8.1 ...
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public ip resolves externally but not internally

I have a one to one NAT on pfsense that assigns a public IP to an internal IP (running a web server). When I open the public IP from an internal machine, it will not resolve to the internal IP, ...
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pfsense long ping to google

I have a pfsense box set up. What happens is I set a rule so I can't hit the admin interface 192.168.3.1 from the box. With the rule enabled --- www.l.google.com ping statistics --- 2 packets ...
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Local domain DNS resolution not working using OpenVPN on a pfSense box

I am currently trying to setup an OpenVPN server with the intention of linking several servers together in order to run the backup jobs over the VPN. For this example, this is what I have: A ...
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Sizing requirements for 100 simultaneous VPN connections

I've been tasked with building out a firewall / VPN device that needs to support up to 100 simultaneous VPN connections as well as light routing (mostly custom NAT mappings). This will be fronting a ...
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How to configure BIND to allow RFC2136-style updates for 1 host for Dynamic DNS?

I am using Debian on a VPS with static IP and my home network behind PPP with dynamic IP. My pfSense router/firewall shall update my host home.mydomain.tld via RFC2136 style updates. After lots of ...
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Alternative to pfSense for a production-ready firewall solution hosted in ESXi

I'm looking for an alternative to pfSense (2) that can be virtualized in VMWare ESXi. I've experienced several problems with pfSense to date and I feel like it is not a totally finished or polished ...
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pfSense setup recommendations

I want to setup a WAN, DMZ and private LAN. I want to do a Deny ALL and just open the 4-5 ports that I need to DMZ and a Deny all on the private LAN on the DMZ are a web web servers, all have public ...
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Is it possible to assign a VLAN to an alias of network interface in pfsense?

My goal is to build a redundant pfSense cluster (as described in this article : http://doc.pfsense.org/index.php/Configuring_pfSense_Hardware_Redundancy_(CARP) The problem is that i only have 2 ...
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pfSEnse-pfSense IPSec Tunnel, cannot open documents on Sharepoint WebDAV share

I set up an IPSec tunnel between my home network and work. We have a Sharepoint server in the office that I used to be able to access just fine remotely. Now that requests to the server are routed ...
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pfSense NAT failing - TCP connection built, no traffic

I have a pfSense VM configured with two vNIC's that are both connected to the same VLAN. The pfSense has been configured to a static IP. I have a VM with one vNIC that is configured to use a manually ...
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bandwidth monitoring issue on PfSense router

I have a PfSense router installed , where it has 4 interfaces. one of them is WAN and rest 3 are LAN networks, which have different subnets and IP address ranges. wan interface name = em0 lan ...
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PFSense 2.0 RC 3 - Routing problem with PPTP VPN

I have configured a PPTP VPN on my PFSense 2.0 RC3 router. The internet traffic comes to my modem (10.0.0.0/24) and then through my router (192.168.100.0/24). My PPTP subnet is 192.168.101.0/24. ...
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nagios nrpe plugin output not complete

I have written a small script to check the states of PfSense, and using this script to get the output in nagios, through NRPE... Here is the script used=`pfctl -s state | wc -l | bc | cut -c1-5 | ...
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Howto route VPN client traffic over a VPN tunnel with pfSense?

My pfSense box is running as an OpenVPN client and OpenVPN server. The client tunnel connects our network (192.168.1.1/24) to a remote network (10.10.10.10/24) and works just fine. The server allows ...
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What are the advantages to DHCP server running on Windows Server 2003 R2 vs pfsense router?

I am taking over responsibility for the network at a small medical practice. I understand how the network is configured, but I want to know more about the why. The network currently is Cisco modem ...
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Enable ping to pass through pfSense

I have a pfSense v1.2.3 running and want to allow ping from the WAN through to my LAN and allow the response to get through. Web traffic goes through just fine, but not pings. As suggested elsewhere I ...
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openvpn: auth-user-pass or (and?) passphrase?

I'm setting up OpenVPN on PfSense 2.0, and now i wonder if should use the "auth-user-pass" option, set an passphrase on the openssl keys or both. Both require an extra password beside of the valid ...
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How can I disable NTP in pfsense?

I am running my pfSense gateway in a ESXi server. right now the server gets its time from the NTP server specified in the general settings section of the WebGUI. I want to disable this so pfSense ...
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pfSense 2.0RC Webservers LoadBalancing

Hy, I Recently installed pfSense 2.0RC and i tried to Set an Loadbalancing, I Added the IP Pools: 192.168.1.10:80 -> webserver 1 192.168.1.100:80 -> webserver 2 And Added an Virtual Server IP: ...
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Is there danger to virtualizing a router?

I had read on a few forums about pfSense that said it was dangerous to virtualize pfSense. The reason that was stated was an attacker could use pfsense as a spring board for an attack on the ...