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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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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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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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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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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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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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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pfSense routing between two routers with shared network

I have a network set-up using two pfSense routers arranged like this:- DMZ1 WAN1 WAN2 DMZ2 | | | | | | | | \___ PF1 PF2___/ | ...
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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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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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pfSense 1.2.3 can't talk ARP beyond a switch two hops away

I have the following devices on vlan93 on my network: pfsense (192.168.93.1) core-sw1 (192.168.93.2) edge-sw1 (192.168.93.3) pf-switch (192.168.93.100) devices (192.168.93.120) Physical ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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 with two WANs, routing Skype traffic over a specific WAN

I have a pfSense setup with two WANs (WAN1 and WAN2) and one LAN network. The two WANs are setup for failover. However, QoS has recently been an issue for Skype calls in our office (about 30 people) ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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 ...