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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Having two subdomains on one public IP addres behind pFsense router

I have one public static IP address. I have my main domain register at local Internet provider and their DNS. My main router is pfSense and behind it i have my local network. My WEB server is in ...
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WLAN card as LAN interface?

I have a system with 2 network adapters: a wifi card (atheros) and an ethernet card. Both network adapters are recognized by pfsense 2.1 without problems, but I don't know how to configure it: I ...
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pfSense multi site-to-site vpn with openvpn

I've a strange behavior of the pfSense system when establishing a multiple site-to-site connection. All sites use the same version of pfSense (2.1). I've three sites which are all in different ...
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Designing segmented LAN with fairly shared hi-speed internet access on a tight budget

With another member of the owners' association, I've been tasked with designing and setting up shared, hi-speed, internet access, for our apartment building. We have very little budget and hope to be ...
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Pfsense installation on Desktop Machine [closed]

I am able to install pfsense 2.1 into VirtualBox and Alix device properly. I want to know if it is possible to install pfsense on my desktop mahine directly. I mean desktop machine does not have OS, ...
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pfSense OpenVPN from specific IPs and Anywhere

I have 4 Openvpn users, but i would like to restrict the 3 of them to allow connect through the VPN only from specific IPs and the 4th from anywhere. Anyone knows how can i do that? I thought about a ...
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block http forwarded traffic using pfsense

I have an external varnish server which is passing requests to a backend server which sits behind a pfsense 2.0.3 firewall. Does pfSense do any kind of packet inspection that could block traffic from ...
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How to NAT behind public IP on pFsense before IPSEC to Cisco ASA?

I have two networks: Local 192.168.1.0/24 and Remote 10.8.8.8/24. On the local network I have installed pFsense as gateway. On the remote network there is a Cisco ASA that I don't have control over. ...
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How to restart openvpn in pfsense?

The OpenVPN Status page on the pfSense shows the following error: [error] Management Daemon Unreachable Disabling then enabling the configured VPN does not resolve this. How do you restart the ...
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Pfsense OpenVPN tunnel goes down

I have a pfSense openVPN tunnel problem. I have 10 sites, but sometimes some of the sites automatically go down, so I need to restart the openVPN service on the client side. What can I do to fix it? ...
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Single Public IP for Multiple VPN Users?

I'd like to ask if I'm looking in the right direction. We have: 1 x VPN server (Windows SBS 2003) 5 x VPN users (One Public IP) Currently, from our remote office, only one user at a time is able ...
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pfSense OpenVPN clients routing

We've setup OpenVPN using pfSense 2.0.2. Local subnet is 192.168.1.0/24, VPN clients are 10.0.1.0/24 We also have another subnet 192.168.0.0/24 which is connected through pfSense IPSec as a ...
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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 ...
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How do I set WINS server for OpenVPN running on pfSense?

I have a OpenVPN Server running on pfSense 2.0.3. I can't find an option to add WINS address for VPN connections. I tried going to VPN > OpenVPN > Server > Edit server > Client Settings > NetBIOS ...
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Use a dedicated subnet to connect all routers/firewalls?

I have a couple router/firewall boxes (pfSense, TMG 2010, ISA 2006) on my network that are stateful. Right now they all have an interface on the same subnet as most end user devices and servers. I ...
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Where are pfsense log files?

Where can the pfsense log files be located and viewed? I have searched the documentation and it doesn't indicate the log files location for the various components of pfsense.
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Troubleshooting PFSense WebGui?

I am running pfsense 2.0.3 nanobsd 4g i386 on virtualbox. VM configured with 4gb ram, there's 8 gb total on host system, with two net interfaces configured as host only. This will go on an SSD mini ...
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Routing traffic through IPSec with NAT and IP Alias in pfSense

I have a pfSense firewall and I need to connect to a remote site (form my client). I'm running into several issues, and don't see traffic flowing in any way. Here's my setup: LAN is 192.168.0.0/16 ...
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Running pfSense server after load balancer, dhcp?

I got the following situation: Two wan, load balanced by a hardware load balancing router Wifi network (can be up to twenty AP's) And I need the following: Need a captive portal where clients ...
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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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What does a packet capture in pfsense do?

I have some issues with a third party to establish a VPN connection. To debug it, I made a packet capture on the device that represents our synchronous DSL line. The solution I'm using is an old ...
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Cannot Make a Cisco IPSec VPN Connection Through a PFSense Firewall

We are building an onsite network here and we are using PFSense 2.0 as our firewall. We have no trouble connecting to various services and other VPNs but for some reason we cannot connect using ...
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Routing Asterisk traffic evading a VPN

I have two offices set in two distant locations, connected through a IPSec VPN (using pfSense). On one office, I have an Asterisk PBX where all the extensions connect, and the Asterisk PBX is ...
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pfense needs to be rebooted to effect a change in existing NAT

Using PFSense ver:2.0-RC1 (i386) When changing an existing NAT rule in pfsense I find that the rule doesn't work when: 1. the rule existed but with a change to its port number or destination LAN ip ...
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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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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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How can I use PFSense to make streaming videos suck?

Is it possible with PFSense and Traffic shaping to make watching movies really not worth it. We had a problem a while back (our inbound pipe was full) and it got people off youtube and back on to ...
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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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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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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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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 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 2.02 ipsec vpn tunnel goes down randomly

Ipsec vpn tunnels got disconnected randomly but when we restart raccon all tunnel will come up again with out any issue.I would like to know a permanent fix for this. These are the logs: racoon: ...
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How can I get FreeNAS and pfSense to report more using SNMP?

I have two servers which run variants of FreeBSD: One is a pfSense router and one is a FreeNAS 8 server. Both these servers run SNMP, and I am collecting and graphing their information using a third ...
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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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IPSec L2L Failover between two pfSense devices

Is it possible to achieve IPSec L2L failover (ie, from one WAN interface to another) between two pfSense devices using Gateway Groups, or really anything other than defining multiple IPSec connections ...
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How to install a component on pfSense read-only file system?

I need to install a component to pfSense. But I can't create any files/folders as I get the message "Read-Only file system". Normally they are not supposed to be read-only, I'm running on a FreeBSD ...
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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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Routing between two routers with static routes

I have a Draytek 3200 router and a pfsense rackmount router that I am trying to get to route to each other. I have a subnet on each router and a subnet for the link between, as shown here: As it ...
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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 over Ubuntu 12.04

Is it required to install virtual box in order to install pfsense? I mean I would like to directy install pfsense over ubuntu 12.04 operating system without needing any virtualbox like software? Does ...
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OpenVPN Site2Site using PFSense

i'm currently building a s2s VPN using 2 pfsense appliances (2.0.2). the tunnel gets build but i'm unable to route traffic from one side to the other, check my testlab: Okay, i build a fresh ...
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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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SSH session through an IPSec VPN tunnel freezes when command outputs longer text

I connect to a QNap NAS (Ubuntu 4.1.2) in the office through an IPSec tunnel established between two pfSense firewalls. This has worked fine for months. I recently replaced the NAS with a newer model ...
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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 ...