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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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Kernel routes not loaded to Quagga ospfd process (freeBSD)

I'm trying to redistribute kernel routes that are added using the route command. For example: route add -net 2.0.0.0/24 -interface em0 I'm using Quagga ospfd under pfsense to redistribute the ...
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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 ...