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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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: 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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pfSense Fatal error: Call to undefined function xml_parser_create()

yesterday ive tried out pfSense with the i386 Live CD within a Virtual Box VM. Ive tried out the versions 2.1.4 and 2.1.5 and both of them gave me this error: Fatal error: Call to undefined function ...
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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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Load balancing with http traffic on spacific wan

I have configured Pfsense with two WAN [ WAN1 and WAN2 ] Both the interface are UP and pinging to internet, In my setup WAN1 is default , I am trying to configure in such a way that all http and ...
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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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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 ...
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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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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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Why is my pfSense WAN to Comcast going via 100.99.197.221 which appears to be in Belarus?

We are having internet problems today. We use a Comcast business connection. We have a /29 network from Comcast. We have these IP address: 50.x.x.249, 50.x.x.250, 50.x.x.251, 50.x.x.252, 50.x.x.253 ...
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site-to-site OpenVPN tunnel with PFSense + CARP enabled causes regular drops

I have two datacenters, and in each datacenter I have two pfSense 2.1.5 servers running in CARP failover mode. I've established a OpenVPN, shared-key tunnel between the two datacenters, pointing at ...
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pfSense monitor wan bandwidth by lan ip

I think pfSense is great and has a lot of helpful features. I use it for a lot of things but I cannot find one feature that I really need. My Current setup is several Vlans and 1 Wan. We currently ...
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using pf for packet filtering and ipfw's dummynet for bandwidth limiting at the same time

I would like to ask if it's fine to use pf for all packet filtering (including using altq for traffic shaping) and ipfw's dummynet for bandwidth limiting certain IPs or subnets at the same time. I am ...
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What is it that makes BSD a popular choice for firewalls? [closed]

What is it that makes BSD a popular choice for firewalls? Is the kernel generally more secure?
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Configure clients to navigate through specific wan. Pfsense

I have a machine with a pfsense running. It is configured with three ethernet cards. LAN 192.168.2.1/21 WAN1 200.41.X.2/24 WAN2 200.41.X.3/24 ISP Gateway 200.41.X.1 This is a connection with 5 ...
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Set default gateway based on protocol using pfSense

I have a pfSense configured with two Internet links for broadband load balancing. One of these links block outgoing traffic on 25 port (WAN1). I have a mail server (IP 10.6.9.2) that should use the ...
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pfSense and Windows Domain Controller - configuration?

I've got a small scaled business network separated into green, orange and red using pfSense as firewall & gateway. In the local network, there's a Windows server machine hosting a domain ...
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Windows 2008 / 2003 DC can not ping gateway or internet

Im doing some tests trying to setup a domain and i found a very weird behavior. Same thing on windows 2008 r2 and windows 2003 x64 r2. I am running on KVM over proxmox virtualized with virtio. After ...
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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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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 Cluster not working with Manual NAT

I have two pfSense clusters, one is 2.1.4 and one is 2.1.3. The directions suggest that Manual Outbound NAT is required, but the 2.1.3 cluster is working just fine using Automatic NAT, servers and ...
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pfSense failover and OpenVPN site-to-site

I have two pfSense Clusters, and am trying to connect them with an OpenVPN site-to-site VPN. Initially, the client was a single pfSense system, and all was well. Now that one system is a cluster, and ...
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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 dropping gateway interface randomly

The basic topology of the office is ISP-Router <-> pfSense <-> Switch <-> Servers and APs. It has been newly deployed Once a while our internet goes out and one of us has to manually get ...
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How can I disable routing between interfaces by default on pfSense?

By default, pfSense routes traffic between WAN, LAN, OPT1, OPT2, ... Currently I am explicitly blocking certain combinations via firewall rules. How can I configure pfSense to use a whitelisting ...
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VPN Connection pooling?

I'm having a problem on PFSense https://forum.pfsense.org/index.php?topic=23914.0 where I can only connect one client with a PPTP VPN to a VPN Server outside out network. PFsense is our firewall and ...
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Use pfSense for outgoing mail?

How/Can/Should I use my pfSense router as an outgoing mail server? I have several webservers and devices on my internal network that need to send mail out to the Internet. However, I don't need a ...
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pfsense: Prohibit all outbound connectivity from inside going out, except for one system's traffic

I've got a lab environment here for some testing of software which should only run on this "lab environment" network. To that end, the "lab environment" has a pfsense firewall sitting on the ...
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pfSense OpenVPN DNS Resolution

It seems that my problem is a common issue, and I've read several answers on Server Fault, but I can't seem to get my issue figured out. One of my clients is running pfSense 2.1.4, at an internal IP ...
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pfSense LAN network unable to communicate with remote network on OpenVPN TAP connection

I set up pfSense to connect to a remote network (192.168.122.0/24) that only accepts tap connections. The connection is being initiated successfully. pfSense (192.168.1.1/24) itself can connect to ...
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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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Pfsense OpenVPN Site to Site Routing issues

I know this question has been asked a plethora of times before and I have looked over probably 100 different answers and still cant seem to get this to work. Im trying to create a very simple site to ...
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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 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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How do I configure a second pfSense server for failover?

I have 2 pfSense servers (the new and the old one) which are used as routers, DHCP and DNS servers. I want to configure the old one as a backup of the new one. It means that when all is ok, all the ...
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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 CARP - wan failure on firewall

I have recently configured 2 firewall (on 2 DELL PowerEdge R210II with ESXI 5.1) with pfsense. We have several LANs and 2 WANs. Everything is running fine but i have a strange behavior: i can access ...
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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+squid LDAP search filter error

Just installed pfsense and squid on a spare machine. I am trying to get Squid to authenticate AD users via LDAP. First I tried this: ...
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dansguardian error: filterports must match number of filterips (pfsense)

Hi I'm setting up pfsense with squid3 and dansguardian packages. When I try to start the dansguardian service however, I get the following errors: May 27 22:17:37 php: /pkg_edit.php: The command ...
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pfSense + Squid, Windows 2008 DHCP

I recently installed pfSense and Squid3-dev on a spare machine. It is now connected to the network and Internet is working alright. The problem is that I can't get my users to go through Squid proxy ...
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pfSense NAT routing using VLANs

We already have pfSense installed and it is working for our single IP address on 1.1.1.1. We also have a further 3 ip addresses (1.1.1.2, 1.1.1.3, 1.1.1.4) which are set up as VLANs on the WAN ...
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Assign static IPs to tap clients in pfSense's OpenVPN server

I am trying to set up a pfSense server with OpenVPN. The OpenVPN will use the tap interface, tun clients are no option for us. The LAN network is 10.0.0.0/24, the pfSense machine is 10.0.0.10 and ...
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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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Pfsense PPTP VPN Error 806

I was previously using another firewall software and simply by port forwarding port 1723 from the ADSL interface to a Windows Server attached to the LAN, we were able to VPN in. Since switching to ...
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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 Different Gateway for different Hosts

I have a firewall software currently in use, however I am looking at replacing this with PfSense. I am looking to effectively replicate some of the settings on the current firewall we have in place. ...
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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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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 ...