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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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 and Belkin Integration

I am in a unique situation. I want to have my previous Linux box as a router, but I don't have wireless capability on it or even a second ethernet port, so I was wondering if there was a way I could ...
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Adding a new interface on pfsense [ESXi 5.x]

I'm struggling to add a new interface on the pfsense as I already have a WAN & a LAN interface configured. Our server is enabled with two physical interfaces as both of them are connected to a ...
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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? ...