pfSense is an open source firewall/router computer software distribution based on FreeBSD. It is installed on a computer to make a dedicated firewall/router for a network and is known for its reliability and high-grade features.

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WLAN with multiple unique users

Following use case: There are 6 holiday apartments which all use the same WLAN. After a preceding law case due to illegal downloads every apartment needs to be monitored for eventually following ...
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pfsense mount root error after disk clone

I went the lazy route and cloned my SSD that runs my current pfsense (2.1.5) machine to create a backup machine with the same config. Instead of doing a fresh reinstall and copying the config. Both ...
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What is “Localhost” binding in DNS forwarder in pfSense?

Trying to debug some network problems, I found that my DNS forwarder is configured in the following way: Although many entries stands for my WAN interfaces and LAN stands for LAN one, I don't ...
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How to make load balancing work from the pfSense box itself?

pdSense is a special distro of FreeBSD for routing. It supports limited multi WAN load balancing, i.e. it is possible to configure pfSense so that each next request will connect via different WAN ...
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pfSense with Mellanox ConnectX-2 10GBit NICs

I recently picked up two Mellanox ConnectX-2 10GBit NICs for dirt cheap. I'm trying to get these to be recognized by a pfSense box. The BIOS recognizes the NICs, no problem whatsoever. However, ...
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Raspbian Jessie wired LAN no DHCPOFFERS from pfSense 2.2.6 DHCP server

Raspberry Pi B+ running Jessie. Spare Compaq laptop running pfSense 2.2.6 with onboard Realtek NIC for the WAN and a Micro Center Inland USB Ethernet adapter for the LAN port. This configuration ...
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pfSense: What package may I install for the `make` command?

I am new to BSD, and have installed pfSense (FreeBSD based) in order to test it and learn. The first thing I wanna do is installing some undetected network card (Silicom PXG6BPi) driver, but it ...
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pfsense: Network freezes when squid service started in bridge mode

We are using pfsense firewall in bridge mode. When squid service with Transparent proxy option is started the network freezes. On routing mode, squid works pretty well. Squid setup is as below: ...
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pfsense tcp connection between openvpn and lan is broken

I am trying to connect openvpn clients into an internal lan, so they can access a http server. pfSense as well as my http server are running on a virtual machine of my home proxmox node. Both are ...
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pfsense: squid transparent proxy not working in bridge mode

I have installed the latest version of pfsense. I have setup it up in bridge mode after creating a rule any for lan and wan respectively. I have setup the squid on transparent proxy mode with ssl ...
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How can I fix an overlapped FreeBSD/UFS partition?

I have a Seagate 1TB Drive [ST1000LM010-9YH146] which had one FreeBSD slice and was formatted as UFS and mounted at /home on a pfsense box. While changing some hardware around, the drive was ...
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Can not reach local DNS server for local dot domain subzones because firewall returns gateway IP

I have pfSense inline between my cable modem and my switch, on pfSense I have a NAT port forward on 53 to my local DNS server which I want to serve local subzones to the LAN with. Right now when I dig ...
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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 source code to build firewall

Pfsense is an open source Firewall based on openBSD kernel. Where can I find the code and how to modify it to build my firewall?
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How can I resize an md device in FreeBSD?

I have 1GB RAM installed and I want to enlarge both nodes md0 and md1 /dev/md0 38M 216K 35M 1% /tmp /dev/md1 58M 20M 33M 39% /var I tried this ...
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How to measure network traffic (with pfSense/freeBSD)?

Is it possible to measure network traffic (per month, per WAN, per direction) with pfSense/freeBSD? There are following programs listed https://doc.pfsense.org/index.php/...
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BSD box running PFSense reports weird disk capacity

So I have a BSD box running PFSense. I was alerted to some potential problems when using the web interface, where a warning appeared saying: Warning: fopen(/tmp/config.lock): failed to open stream: ...
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I have a firewall bridge in pfSense and I want to log only the allowed packet

I have a bridge0 which has members em0 (wan) and vge0 (lan) I connect via ssh on vge0, when I tcpdump -i pflog0 I get the blocked packets from the bridge0, but when I tcpdump -i bridge0 I get both ...
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Is it possible to implement IPSec with failover between one pfSense firewall and Amazon VPC (no BGP)

I'm trying to create a VPN connexion between my firewall (a pfsense 2.0.1) and my Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC). Amazon provides two peers endpoints to mount two IPsec tunnels on the same VPC. ...
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How do I set up a OpenVPN server on pfsense

How do I set up a OpenVPN server on pfsense? I want to be able to VPN in from a labptop when I am on the road. I set up a openvpn server in the openvpn menu. I duplicated that NAT rules for the VPN ...
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Allowing mobile devices via proxy on pfsense [squid + AD auth + WPAD]

Our pfsense serves the internet via Squid proxy + AD authentication while filtering HTTP/HTTPS access using Squidguard with WPAD enabled. So that users do not need to enter proxy manually as the WPAD ...
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Why does *BSD uses driver specific names for network interfaces? Does it imply limitations?

I notice that depending on the brand of the network card, interface names differ (driver dependent I suppose). Why does *BSD uses driver specific names for network interfaces? Does it mean there is ...
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pfsense: No more processes

Sometimes my pfsense (1.2.3-RELEASE) goes crazy: every nat rules go down the web interface reply me with many errors (Warning: shell_exec(): Unable to execute...) my ssh daemon refuse to open a new ...
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Expanding the disk size on pfsense under VMWare ESXi

I've been testing pfsense on ESXi for a while. And now I'm almost running out of space. Currently it holds around 30GB and I would like to expand it to 150GB as I'm planning on installing squid for ...
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How to remove or shorten F1 Boot Prompt on NanoBSD 4G USB disk that fail with “fdisk: /boot/mbr: Device not configured”?

I have read the pfSense documentation Remove F1 Boot Prompt, however that doesn't seem to apply to our pfSense-2.1.1-PRERELEASE-4g-amd64-nanobsd_vga-20140131-1030.img installation. The fdisk -B da0 ...
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grep entire filesystem blocks on devices

Command grep -rHinF --colour=always -e "aa:aa:aa:aa" / Output grep: /dev/geom.ctl: Operation not supported by device grep: /dev/devctl: Device busy It seems that grep can not proceed because it ...
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Multiple remote gateways for one ipsec phase 1 entry with pfsense

On a Sonicwall I've to replace it is possible to configure multiple remote gateways for one phase 1 ipsec entry. Can I do this on a pfsense 2.0 installation too? I haven't found a way so far and ...
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Find out what /dev/cuaU maps to?

I have an USB 3G modem (Huawei E353-u2) on pfSense 2.0.2 (which is based on FreeBSD 8.1-RELEASE-p13), it seems to create 2 /dev/cuaU devices: /dev/cuaU0.0 /dev/cuaU0.3 1) Why are there 2 devices? ...