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A free firewall based on Packet Filter (pf) and FreeBSD 6.

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firewall log entries

I have been having issues with dropped traffic. I am running pfsense firewall. I have found the following log entries in the firewall. These entries suggest to me that the connection to our ISP is ...
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VPN IKEv2 Remote Access not access another hosts

VPN IKEv2 Remote Access not access another hosts Hello, I have a problem. I have an IKEv2 VPN for users. Everyone connects normally to this VPN. I configured for users to have a 192.168.2.0/24 subnet. ...
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I've setup NordVPN via OpenVPN config on my pfSense router, but it will not connect

I've setup NordVPN via OpenVPN config on my pfSense router, but it will not connect. I followed this how-to doc exactly and (TMK) did not miss anything: https://support.nordvpn.com/Connectivity/Router/...
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Pfsense not respecting dns block

Im a former engineer, and recently I opted to upgrade my firewall at home to a pfsense box. This is primarily due to having teenagers being... problematic with time on social media. I have a few ...
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Windows VLAN Tagging Network Adapter

I am trying to add VLAN tagging to my INTEL Nic in windows 10 and having some trouble. I have been following the guide here and it works for the most part. The problem is that is creates a new ...
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PfSense NAT not working with bell fibre

New to Pfsense and have been stuck on an issue where I can't get the NAT to work. Let me give some back story. Before, we had the following setup, a bell modem/router set to bridge mode connected to a ...
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Route internet traffic with pfsense through remote openvpn client

I have a pfsense router as my main home router with a public IP. I also gave another pfsense box to a friend in another country who hooked it up to their NAT'ed lan network. I configured it so that ...
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Connect local network devices to another LAN Pfsense software router

Good morning, I hope someone can give me some advice around setting up Pfsense to allow me to specify my main LAN devices to access resources on my Pfsense LAN. E.g I would like my iMac to SSH to a ...
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pfsense - Not getting the LAN connection

Pfsense newbie here. Below is my setup. Router > PF Sense on a HP desktop with 3 ports> TpLink Switch > Laptop (see picture1 below) PfSense is getting WAN IP and the internet connection. See ...
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LiveUsb - PfSense Installation on USB Key

Is it possible to install the PfSense software into a USB key, configure it through the computer and then plug it to the router ? Might it work? Please give me a concrete answer or maybe another idea. ...
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Two internet connections with work VPN and PfSense

I'm considering signing up for a second ISP since the bandwidth for my current one is a bit slow. I've got a PfSense firewall so my current router connects to it and then to the wireless router and ...
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pfSense DNS Resolver does not resolve local hostnames from DHCP static mappings

I'm on pfSense Community Edition 2.4.5-RELEASE-p1 I assigned some static DHCP mappings on one of my LAN interfaces If I try to reach any one of those static mapped hosts by its Hostname (or by Client ...
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How to execute pfSense Console Menu from Shell?

Whenever pfSense is booted, the following Console Menu is executed automatically. WAN (wan) -> vmx0 -> v4/DHCP4: 198.51.100.6/24 v6/DHCP6: 2001:db8::...
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Reduced Internet Speed via pfsense-vm

I recently setup pfSense kvm and have a 4 port NIC attached. The WAN port is connected to my ISP router and hooked my PC to LAN for testing. Now, the problem is -- While I do iperf to public servers ...
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PPoE forwarding on pfSense

(reposting from NETGATE PfSense forum) Basically I'd want the PfSense to forward PPoE packets that come from an host on the LAN side of the pfsense to the main ISP router (so that I can get a public ...
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PFSense Stuck At “Please wait while the update system initializes” while uninstaling or upgrading any package

I just had this weird problem on my PFSense VM. It neither can upgrade nor uninstall any package and is always stuck at Please wait while the update system initializes. I tried rebooting. Still no ...
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Unusual behavior from Squid reverse proxy using Cloudflare

I have installed the Squid proxy on my pfSense instance to direct traffic via URL/host to 4 servers in my local homelab network due to having only one public IP. (to be precise, mail, file/NAS, web, ...
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Pfsense's OpenVPN with/without RDP

Setup: I use Pfsense's OpenVPN to provide access to my personal network. I have a server that hosts a web app. I also have a workstation with RDP enabled. On a separate network, I have a powerful ...
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Troubleshooting transport layer connectivity issues with pfSense

I am building a virtual network of vhosts that is NATed out to the internet through pfSense. For some reason, vhosts cannot establish connections to the outside world, although lower-layer operations ...
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IPSec Phase 2 Configuration For Translated Subnets?

I have two networks with the 10.0.0.0/8 subnet I'm trying to connect via IPSec tunnels. I have the phase 1 configurations working but am a bit stuck on the phase 2 configurations. Each firewall used ...
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pfSense with ZFS using physical raid

I am installing pfSense with ZFS. I have physical raid, and I don't want to use software raid. Should I just use stripe or Raid1 (mirror)? I am asking as when choosing stripe it asks me to select on ...
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Installing pfSense on intel server

I have an intel server as a router. I want to migrate from windows routing to pfSense. I am trying to format my server with ISO file over IPMI connection. When I load the ISO, I get this: Is it even ...
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How can I create an IPsec tunnel between a FritzBox and a pfsense, without using Aggressive Mode?

I've successfully created an IPSEC Tunnel between my local FritzBox 7590 and my office, which is running a pfsense hardware firewall (APU2) with pfsense 2.4.5-RELEASE-p1 and coreboot firmware v4.11.0....
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How to properly use two network interfaces on linux to separate NFS shares from LAN

I have a proxmox host that has ZFS pools shared as NFS. I want to access those NFS shares via my VMs on proxmox locally (instead of traversing the network) as NFS mounts. I set up a vmbr1 bridge in ...
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Upstream DNS resolver not logging domain lookups

A pfsense router running 2.4.5-RELEASE-p1 (amd64) software was originally configured to force the local network to only use OpenDNS. In this configuration, OpenDNS logged all resolved domains, and it ...
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pfsense webGui not opening in host os or say, lan ip not accessible in host os

My host os: ubuntu 16.4 I have installed pfSense in virtual box. My Network setting in vb is: adapter1: bridge adapter name: wlx20... advance setting: promisc. mode: deny, cable connected: tick ...
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Why can't I ping an interface on another VLAN?

I have Netgear R7000 set up with FreshTomato, configured to act as a wireless AP. It has two bridges, feeding two virtual access points (SSIDs). The IP of one bridge is 192.168.3.2, and the other is ...
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pfSense: unable to retrieve group membership

I'm trying to restrict pfSense LDAP authentication to the users belonging only to a specific LDAP group. I configured the Authentication Servers as per documentation but apparently pfSense is unable ...
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Slow download WAN -> pfSense -> PC

i have observed a strange effect in my home network. While i get full gigabit speed between all the components in the LAN and full speed to/from the WAN at the router and the NAS, the PC only reaches ...
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Minecraft server switched from wired to a wireless access point, cant connect to it outside of LAN anymore

I was running a Minecraft server for a buddy off my router and it was working fine, everyone could connect to it with no problems. I recently got a wireless access point for my network and while I ...
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is there a way to install PHAR extension without using package manager in FreeBSD?

I departed in this journey of making an oauth2 in my pfsense for a captive portal authentication ( say Captive portal via facebook login ) . at first I began to understand more about FreeBSD system ...
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Using BIND With Different Nameservers for Different Devices

I am running pfSense with BIND installed. On that machine, for a subnet of devices, I want the requests to go to OpenDNS and add my own records that would take precedence over OpenDNS. For the rest of ...
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How can I set up a Site-to-site VPN between old and new versions of pfSense?

pfSense makes it quite easy to set up a site-site VPN, using an OpenVPN Server/Client arrangement, as long as the versions of pfSense are broadly the same. But at some point in recent pfSense history (...
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Why is only 1 of multiple IPSec phase 2 networks initiated?

Our own network is "main" by pfSense. To be able to do maintenance to customers hardware, we setup an IPSec connection from our internal (desktop) network (10.128.10.0/24) to each of our ...
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DHCP issues with two wireless APs and two different SSIDs on the same network

I have a small home network with a pfSense router running DHCP and DNS, as well as other services. This is directly connected to the internet via a modem, and then the other side connects to a switch. ...
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How to setup IPSec VPN between PFSense and Edgerouter X

We have 2 routers/firewalls, 1x pfSense and 1x UBNT Edgerouter X. I tried to setup an IPsec site-to-site connection between these 2 but i cannot get it done. I followed multiple "tutorials"/...
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Pfsense firewall and modem

Should pfsense be connected directly with the ISP or should it sit behind the ISP provided modem. If so, should we use pfsense for security reasons only or to improve performance as claimed in this ...
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How to solve “IKE-Error 0x203F ”authentication failed" when settup `pfSense - AVM FRITZbox4020` site-to-site IPSEC

Im new to IPSEC and want to setup a IPSEC site-to-site connection between pfSense and a FRITZbox4020. After struggling a bit with the encryption settings (as FRITZBOX only supports specific settings) ...
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pfsense WAN IP using a modem in bridge mode and PPPoE

My WAN interface on pfsense which is configured using PPPoE shows an IP address of 100.64... though my real external IP address is 213.137... What is the IP shown in the WAN interface widget? where is ...
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Updating a network config on a restored VM on Proxmox

I’m a newbie on Proxmox and Linux too. I have a little network where I work, this network is connected via VPN with the main servers located far away where all the net services resides, similar to my ...
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How to block Minecraft on pfSense?

I am playing around with pfSense at home and I also installed the pfBlockerNG. My son is secretly playing Minecraft when he's supposed to doing online class. So I want to block the Minecraft client ...
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Route traffic from one pfSense LAN to another LAN having a pfSense device

I want to route data from one pfSense LAN to another LAN which has a pfSense device. This following image should suffice showing my network. I apologize it's a link and not an embedded image. Network ...
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How many clients can a regular WAP (wireless access point) connected on a PC running PFSENSE can handle?

I am planning to connect 1000+ client on one wireless access point through a Desktop running pfsense, no one will connect to the internet it's just for local stuff only (media server). Is it even ...
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pfSense reports “The process will require x MiB more space”, still shows old version after upgrading

Today I tried to upgrade my pfSense system. Previous version was 2.4.4 and it told me 2.4.5 was available. I started the upgrade, it downloaded packages and somewhere reported The process will ...
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What challenges will I face if I install Pfsense on my home router?

In my cybersecurity course, we installed a lab in VirtualBox with Pfsense (Bridged Adapter) and several other VMs (Connected to Pfsense's internal network adapters). It was a success. My question is, ...
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How to configure pfsense to use VPN as gateway for OPT port only?

Currently I have set up my PfSense SG-1100 to function as a site to site VPN. I have an unused OPT port on my router and I want to attach that to a switch and have it function as the gateway to the ...
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Proxmox and PfSense: Connect VMs to PfSense VM

I have installed Proxmox on a server with 4 NICs, 1 being used by Proxmox and 1 for PfSense: Network Setup I want to be able to connect my VMs in Proxmox to the PfSense VM so the VMs go through ...
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PfSense and redirecting DNS requests

I set DNS Resolver as my DNS service in my pfsense v. 2.4.5, set also pfsense local IP address (127.0.1.1, actually 192.168.5.1) as my only dns server, letting Resolver to send dns request to the Dns ...
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Connecting Nintendo Switches over Site-to-Site VPN

I have two sites connected with an OpenVPN tunnel on which I am trying to get two Nintendo Switch devices (one at each site) to see eachother so that they can game as if they're on the same LAN. All ...
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Trouble getting pfSense to Authenticate against my Samba4 DC

Trying to get my pfsense box to authenticate against my Samba4 Active Directory Domain Controller. PfSense Version: 2.4.5 (updated today but it wasn't working before the upgrade, either) PfSense IP: ...

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