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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Internal network issues between pfSense and Windows in VirtualBox [migrated]

I have three virtual machines running on Virtual Box. First one is Linux (pfsense) that's acting as a router with two network adapters one bridged and one set to the internal network. The other two ...
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Set up pfSense on AWS VPC?

I am attempting to setup pfSense as a nat box for internal servers on a VPC. I have followed the guides posted for configuring access and have followed the AWS instructions for setting up and ...
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Dual WAN - PfSense - 2 Cables modems with same Internal IP address [on hold]

I have a dual WAN setup. When I got the second line, I had liked the cable modem I had been using, so I got a second one. They are both Motorola Surfboard SB6121. When I want to check on them, they ...
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How to make the virtual IP on LAN interface become Master on the only pfSense node with a working/connected WAN interface?

I'm trying to build a multi Wan configuration with High Availability (CARP) functionality. Currently the setup is on virtual machines (before it's released to production). It is on vmware Fusion with ...
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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 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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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 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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pfSense: How to add a second WAN subnet for dummies

Can anyone point me to info on what to change on a pfSense device for a 2nd subnet on a single interface? My colo provider has allocated a /29 subnet to me of which I can use 3 IP addresses (for some ...
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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 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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pfSense: Captive Portal is extremely slow

I migrated my pfSense firewall (2.0.2) from an old computer to a more powerful server. I set up the newest pfSense version 2.1 and migrated via export and import my complete settings. Now I encounter ...
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PFsense IPSec VPN failing phase 2

I am very new to VPNs and I am getting errors. I have posted the following lines that I think are the most relevant: Dec 2 08:41:03 racoon: DEBUG: IV freed Dec 2 08:41:03 racoon: [EUA]: ...
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Pfsense Openpvn and Vmware issue

Here is my network: Client --- WAN --- PfSense(VMWare) --- LAN --- vSwitch (Promiscuous) \--- ESXi Management (192.168.2.1) ...
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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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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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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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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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Setup DMZ in Pfsense with virtual servers, physical Pfsense server

I am looking for some networking tips on how to set up a DMZ in Pfsense and place some virtual servers in that DMZ. Right now my network looks like: Uverse (Static IPs) -> Pfsense -> WAN -> (Virtual ...
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1 Public IP 1 NIC ESXi to multipule VMs (with external access)

So I have purchased a Server from https://www.kimsufi.com/fr/index.xml, KS-5A to be exact. Kimsufi only give you 1 Public IP address and 1 NIC to work with, and you cannot purchase more. I have ...
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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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pfsense with three WAN IP and outgoing NAT

similar situation as this one: How to setup pfSense with multiple public IP's i have a pfsense with multiple wlan ip's. I'm using a Hetzner Server with vmware so i have a virtual machine with ...
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How to setup pfSense with multiple public IP's

Having trouble with multiple public IP's getting routed correctly. I'd like to setup the following network: public_ip1(assigned WAN IF) -> pfSense -> server 1,2,3 - 192.168.0.11, .12, .13 ...
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PfSense IPSec VPN client

I am new in PfSense I have configured site to site VPN and it works fine, "Site A" ( PfSense) and "Site B" ( SonicWall) both can access each other LAN network. Now i have also configured IPSec Mobile ...
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pfSense no access from lan to wan

Can anyone please help me ? Probably the answer is already somewhere in the forum, but unfortunately I have not found it until now. Since two days I fight to have access to the internet across a ...
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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 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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pfsense access openvpn client´s lan

I want to cover the following case: pfsense server´s LAN: 10.1.0.0/24 openvpn client network: 10.2.0.0/24 Local network of one openvpn client: 192.168.2.0/24 Working: Access the network ...
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How do I configure pfsense as an outbound VPN client?

We use pfsense as a router/firewall. Because we're based in China, it is useful for us to have VPN access for all our internal clients. Instead of each individual client connecting to a VPN server ...
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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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Blocking HTTPS content with a Watchguard (Websense) vs. SQUID and SQUIDGuard using Transparent Proxy mode

I'm trying to compare these 2 solutions when it comes to content blocking : 1 - A pFSense appliance with SQUID and SQUIDGUARD packages configured 2 - A Watchguard FW that uses Websense So, in order ...
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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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pfSense: Captive portal auth via Active Directory (2003)

I'm trying to set up a new firewall server. We chose pfSense and it's working nicely so far. We managed to our Windows Server 2003 Active Directory as a user Authentication Server (System -> User ...
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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. ...
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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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Unusual OpenVPN server log entries every minute - Connection reset, restarting [0]

OpenVPN is running on pfSense 2.0-release. Until recently, these messages had not occurred. In the OpenVPN server logs, the follwing set of messages repeats every minute openvpn[34562]: ...
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pfsense reverse proxy + HTTPS/SSL interception

I have pfSense 2.1.5 and squid3-dev 3.3.10 configured as reverse proxy for internal http web server and server proxy (port 3128).It works. Activating HTTPS/SSL interception (Enable SSL filtering) on ...
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Troubleshooting Packet Loss on pfSense + Ubiquiti UniFi (Wireshark maybe?)

I'm dealing with an annoying situation in a small network in my church, which I'm the primary volunteer IT caretaker, of about 20 PCs, give-or-take. We're in Chattanooga, home of Gigabit internet, so ...
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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: break gmirror raid 1 before upgrading

I have a pfsense firewall in an appliance. The disk is using gmirror with RAID 1 setup. Before this, whenever I want to do OS upgrade, I will shut down the appliance, remove it from server rack, open ...
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SonicWall TZ 200 Network bandwidth or usage monitoring

I was using Pfsense for a while and recently replaced it with SonicWall TZ200. What I miss now is a Bandwidth or usage monitoring like BandwidthD to monitor IP wise traffic. How can I do this ...
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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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Shutdown Script using “plink” on Windows Server 2k8

I have a pfsense machine which I am trying to shutdown when the main server running Win2k8 is shutdown. I have created a batch file with this command: E:\plink\plink -ssh -P 22 -pw mypassword ...
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pfSense Routing a packet out the same interface it arrived on

I have pfSense with one LAN interface which is connected to a switch. All ports on this switch are part of the LAN (VLAN 10). I have access points which are also part of the LAN, they have a static ...
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Implement HTTPS in with pfSense, Varnish and Tomcat

Situation I have an ESXi Server hosting multiple VMs, including one for each pfSense, Varnish and Tomcat. They are configured like the following: pfSenseVM (Firewall, IP=10.0.0.1) NAT Rules from ...
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Changing Network Subnet Limited User Access

Our network was originally running a 192.168.3.1 /24 network with 192.168.3.1 being the gateway on a pfSense box. We decided to increase our IP range by changing the network to a 192.168.3.1 /23 ...
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How can I use HAproxy with SSL and get X-Forwarded-For headers AND tell PHP that SSL is in use?

I have the following setup: (internet) ---> [ pfSense Box ] /-> [ Apache / PHP server ] [running HAproxy] --+--> [ Apache / PHP server ] ...
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Pfsense 2.1 OpenVPN can't reach servers on the LAN

I have a small network set up like this: I have a Pfsense for connecting my servers to the WAN, they are using NAT from the LAN -> WAN. I have an OpenVPN server using TAP to allow remote workers ...
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How to change the webgui password in pfsense from a console?

is there any way to change the password of the webgui administrator user in pfsense from my console? Just to mention i didn't locked my self out from the webgui. Regards, ankso
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Do all captive portal solutions work the same way? (cookie, vs MAC address, vs other?)

While traveling and having to interact with a number of broken captive portal implementations I've overheard other passengers having usability issues with iPads, Phones, computers depending on the ...