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 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I am trying to setup a home VPN with IPsec as I have read about PPTP having some security problems and being outdated.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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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Pfsense mbuf full, what to do?

I noticed today that the MBUF usage has hit its limit. Apparently the site I'm running under pfsense is having some troubles too, I'd like to know if it would be safe to just sysctl ...
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Virtualizing NTP server [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What are the limits of running NTP servers in virtual machines? I was wondering if virtualizing NTP is okay. I have a VMware ESXi 5.0 box, and I want to virtualize my ...
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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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pfSense command to delete stale SAD

I'm experiencing an issue with pfSense where duplicate SAD's are getting created after rekeying, forcing me to manually go ahead and delete the old SAD's. It's not a huge issue but it does get to be a ...
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how to detect/Block duplicate/Static IP address on network

i have setup my network using pfsense, having 8 subnets, each one having their own DHCP server range. i have enabled STATIC ARP on the server and static MAC entries, so that no un-known machine can ...
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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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How do I learn IPSec VPN implementation on FreeBSD from pfSense

I've been trying to figure out a complete working solution for IPSec VPN implementation on FreeBSD but with no luck till now. pfSense seems did a fantastic job on supporting IPSec and even for mobile ...
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Transparently proxying HTTP to a SOCKS server that is provided by SSH on an Ubuntu box in pfSense

I'm trying to transparently proxy HTTP requests in a LAN that is served by a pfSense router over SSH. So far, I've tried setting up an Ubuntu box outside that network and forwarding everything going ...
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PFsense not working with second subnet

192.168.1.5 PC can go online 192.168.2.5 PC can not go online but can ping 192.168.1.1 When PF Sense is rebooted 192.168.2.5 can ping an internet address briefly but then stops once PF Sense is fully ...
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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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Setting up new gateway to split 1 internet feed to 3 networks

I am looking for some words of wisdom from the members of this forum. I do consulting work for three related non-profits in the same building. The three have decided to share the same internet pipe ...