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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Proxmox: 1 NIC, 1 Public IP, unable to get WAN interface working in VMs

I have a computer running Proxmox, and it has 1 single NIC that is directly connected to internet and has a single public IP. Then, I have different VMs (KVM) running and one of them is pfSense. What ...
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QoS settings for Wi-Fi calling on pfSense firewall/gateway?

The new version of iOS 8 as well as Android supports Wi-Fi Calling with multiple cellular providers including T-Mobile in the US. I am currently running pfSense as the primary Internet gateway for ...
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Install man on FreeBSD 10.1 based pfsense 2.2

I'm running a pfsense 2.2 router. While not required most of the time, sometimes using the console is the way to go. Unfortunately pfsense doesn't come with /usr/bin/man I was able to run pkg pkg ...
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pfSense in VMWare Cannot Access Web Control

I'm running VMWare ESXi Free on a rented box. I have 2 physical NICs, 1 connected to the Internet, one connected to the Private Network in our DC. Each NIC is connected to a vSwitch and each vSwitch ...
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Seperation of network traffic\routes

In a lab environment I have 4 VLANs: VLAN10 -> Management (192.168.10.0/24) VLAN20 -> Service (192.168.20.0/24) VLAN30 -> Administration (192.168.30.0/24) VLAN50 -> Public (192.168.50.0/24) ...
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pfsense live cd and boot options

I donwloaded pfsense live cd 2.1.3 and now I want to run pfsense from an usb cdrom drive. It loads a while and than crahses with "unable to mount ..." I know I have to choose boot option 3 in order ...
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routing for iax-protocol does not work on pfsense

I have problems with a pfsense-box routing iax-traffic (UDP port 4569). Our company has a central office and eight branch-offices. At the branch-offices we use pfsense as firewall and VPN endpoints ...
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pfSense/strongSwan “deleting half open IKE_SA after timeout” - IPSec connection Android 4.4 to pfSense 2.2.1 fails

pfSense in version 2.2 switched from Racoon to strongSwan. Since that change, users can no longer connect to the VPN from Android clients (Type IPSec Xauth PSK). The current configuration on ...
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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 with multi WAN failover

I have two Linux box running PFsense, one of them is a master and the other one is a backup. The master is having IP 192.168.1.2 and backup is having IP 192.168.1.3. I have created a VIP 192.168.1.1 ...
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Route 2 external IP ranges using pfSense

I have pfSense running on some hardware routing my /27 block of IP addresses assigned by my ISP. I asked for and got another /26 block that I want to send all of the block to a single server (it will ...
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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 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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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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pfSense WAN load balancing across two IPs (has single gateway)

My virtual setup has two IPs, but they rely on the same gateway. I had this configured: interface - type - IP address - Gateway em0 - WAN1 - 172.16.155.131 - 172.16.155.2 em1 - LAN ...
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pfSense 2.2: HAProxy for HTTP + CARP + MultiWAN with VIPs issue (Outbound NAT?)

I have two pfSense firewalls with CARP setup, 2 WANs and HAProxy that points to HTTP servers in my LAN. Scheme: **pfSense server #1** ISP#1 - Public IP1.1 - pfSense#1 with HAProxy - HTTP ISP#2 - ...
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How to setup failover and load balance when two WAN links are available each one with a single public IP

I have read the question in here but I feel it's not exactly my setup. I have two physical ADSL modems (not a single one like as in the picture of ...
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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 PPTP VPN can access LAN but not internet

I am running pfsense at home and I want to set up a PPTP vpn (yes I know its not secure, lets ignore that) My current pfsense setup: LAN: 192.168.1.1 (/24) WAN PPPoE (real world IP lets say ...
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Access RDS internally with same domain name as externally

I have a network setup with a 2008 R2 AD domain called internal.domain.org. Our externally hosted website uses www.domain.org and domain.org. I'd like users to be able to access our RDS ...
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URL on SSL certificate is not the website I am on [closed]

When I go to https://www.virgintrainseastcoast.com/ I get repeatedly get asked by Chrome to "Select a certificate". The certificate in the popup is usually either an Apple or Facebook URL. Any ideas ...
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What “traffic flow” would be right in a transparent “squid + dansguardian” pfsense setup?

my thought (i'm not sure if its right): lan interface traffic comes into port 80 destination port is redirected to 8080 (dans guardian) dansguardian outputs traffic to port 3128 (squid) squid ...
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pfSense - Site to Site OpenVPN

I have two pfSense 2.1 servers running with LANs of 192.168.0.0/24 and 192.168.10.0/24. The pfSense servers are 192.168.0.1 and 192.168.10.1 I just configured an OpenVPN site to site tunnel, that ...
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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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Migrating Apache reverse proxy to Squid3 using pfSense

I currently have a pfSense firewall that redirects port 80 and 443 to an internal Apache that acts as a reverse proxy for several subdomains on our company. Since pfSense provides a reverse proxy ...
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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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PFSense IPSEC VPN VLAN

We are integrating with a third party and they require the use of a L2L IPSec VPN for communication. I have successfully configured the IPSEC vpn and the tunel is up but now I cannot seem to have ...
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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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Vpn tunnel to Amazon VPC with pfsense

I'm trying to create an ipsec tunnel between my office and our Amazon VPC. However I have never used ipsec before so I'm at lost. The gateway/firewall is running pfsense 2.1.3-RELEASE (i386) on ...
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Optimizing Pfsense IPSec VPN for a high latency environment

I have two PFsense routers connecting two networks with high latency between them. What can I adjust to improve file transfers between these two networks?
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IPSec bandwidth between two Pfsense hosts has predictable, variable bandwidth

I have a IPSec tunnel between two Pfsense machines. Both machines are connected to a 100mbps symmetrical connection. The latency between the two routers is ~70ms. I'm using AES-GCM-128 and SHA1, both ...
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IPV6 at home: my ISP delegates me a static IPV6 /56 subnet, how can I set up an IP scheme & DHCP6 for my network? [migrated]

My network looks like this: (Cable Modem/Router) <-> (PfSense Router) <-> (Internal Hosts) The IP (changed for security) of my cable modem is: IPv6 Address ...
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Blocking pfsense management access in high-availability setup

I have a pfsense setup in a high-availability configuration. There are about 5 separate networks forwhich I would like to block management access to pfsense. There is a destination rule builtin for ...
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Unmask a IP with Pfsense

Is there possible to unmask a IP with Pfsense? My scenario is actually this: pc->proxy->firewall->router>>> my proxy mask pc ips to 192.168.2.#, but I want to send the real ip ...
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Dell R220 and OpenBSD/pfsense

Just wondering if anyone has any experience running OpenBSD or pfsense on a Dell R220 (with either a PERC S110 or H310? I know I can do software based RAID in pfsense, however I've seen a few posts ...
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Squid3 Reverse Proxy - Force Cache and Suppress Version

I have been using pfSense for about 2 years now and I love it. One of my favorite features has come to be Squid2 and Squid3. Right now I am using Squid3 to run both proxy and reverse proxy. There are ...
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pfSense OpenVPN Routing to Sever LAN

I'm trying to get my OpenVPN server to route traffic from clients to the server's LAN. My setup is as follows: pfSense box at 10.1.1.1 Other servers on the LAN at 10.1.10.0/24 (with DNS server at ...
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How to use pfSense as a firewall in order to assign url whitelists to IP groups

In a corporate network without DHCP, the temporary solution to whitelist a couple of useful sites is to change the hosts file under Windows/System32/drivers/etc/ but since modern sites tend to change ...
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Pfsense edge firewall .. DMZ … pfsense internal firewall + squid

i want to setup Pfsense on edge .. DMZ .. Internal PFSENSE with squid + squid Guard + lighttp for reporting... Internal Network. edge firewall will have 2 wans on loadbalancing & failover. ...
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How to ensure multi-wan load-balancing is working on pfSense?

I have multi-WAN configuration on my pfSense. Two WANs configured into one gateway group and should work in round-robin manner. Unfortunately, I see only one address when I visiting any of ...
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Setting up pfsense on a small business network for firewall use

I have approximately 20 machines that will all be on the same subnet with a pfsense firewall. I have no experience with pfsense, so I am just starting out. I have the following configuration: The ...
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Using a pfSense guest to firewall/route traffic for other guests

I was curious if this falls into the "why..." category or not. I have a dedicated, hardware UTM (Untangle) that's serving as an edge device with two hosts and a dozen guests behind it. Right now, I ...
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Issues with sustained traffic with PFSense

Last week we had to replace our PFSense firewall because it had a catastrophic hardware failure. All but one of the NICs were taken out of the old server and put into the new one. The one NIC that was ...
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Open VPN copying files very slow

This is my first experience with setting up a VPN. I have Open VPN running at my work network on a firewall/router that uses the PFsense admin software. I connected to the VPN from my home network ...
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How to open the web configuration of Pfsense [closed]

I installed Pfsense on VMWare Player and I set IP adresses for wan interface and Lan interface. When I write the adress https://192.168.40.1 on the address bar of my browser I got a time out and ...
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ntopng: Host XXX.XXX.XXX.XXX is a flooder [NNN new flows in the last 3 sec]

I am exploring ntopng reports on my router and seeing, that one computer on my LAN is a flooder. ntopng says Host XXX.XXX.XXX.XXX is a flooder [NNN new flows in the last 3 sec] How to explore these ...
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pfsense router dhcp “periodic error: no ip”

A simple /20 subnet with aprox 300 users. All DHCP. One LAN only Sometimes some of the users report that they get no IP. After minutter or as long as an hour they regain access. Unfortunately ...
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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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Netbalancer vs pfsense lan graph traffic? Which one is correct?

I am researching on wan bandwith/speed checking tools/graphs. Normally we are using pfsence as a firewall/gateway/router. and also we were used to use "Traffic Graph" lan interface. Recently we have ...
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Connect to multiple AP with one Wifi adapter under Linux/FreeBSD?

How can I connect to more than one Wifi access point simultaneously using a single wireless adapter? I'm currently using pfSense as my home router and I want it to connect to multiple APs wirelessly. ...