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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In pfSense what is the meaning of the “Target Categories” and “Target Categories for off-time” columns in the Groups ACL Screen?

In SquidGuard within pfSense 2.3.1 in the Groups ACL screen there are two columns in the Target Rules List Target Categories and Target Categories for off-time. Each value in the row has the values ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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: 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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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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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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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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Running a Sabrent PCI-802N Wireless Card on pfSense 2.3.1?

I have a machine running pfSense 2.3.1 which uses FreeBSD 10 as it's OS; I'd like to be able to run the following network card on it: Sabrent PCI-802N Ralink RT3062F PBG26220E0 It appears to work on ...
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How to Include the Common ACL Rules in a Group ACL in the pfSense Squid Guard Package?

I figured out how to use the GUI to block black listed sites dependent on what time it is, but it's a little verbose for my tastes...is it possible to set a Common ACL and then have the Target ...
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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: 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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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 ...