pfSense 2 Cookbook by Matt Williamson

By Matt Williamson

This booklet is written in a cookbook variety. every one bankruptcy includes recipes, each one of which consists of step by step directions to accomplish a selected job. each one recipe additionally contains counsel, possible choices, and references to different recipes or acceptable exterior resources. The publication might be explored bankruptcy by means of bankruptcy or in no specific order. This booklet is meant for all degrees of community directors. when you are a sophisticated person of pfSense, you then can turn to a specific recipe and fast accomplish the duty to hand, whereas while you're new to pfSense, you could learn bankruptcy by way of bankruptcy and examine the entire good points of the process from the floor up.

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5. Select an alias Type and finish the configuration based on that selection. See the following There's more section for details on each alias type (Hosts, Networks, Ports, OpenVPN Users, URL, and URL Table). 6. Save the changes. 7. Apply changes, if necessary. How it works... An alias is a place-holder (that is a variable) for information that may change. 200. We can then create firewall and NAT rules that use the Computer1 alias instead of explicitly specifying the IP address of Computer1, which may change.

14. Apply changes, if necessary. How it works... If the DNS Forwarder is enabled, every DNS request from every interface will be processed by pfSense. Individual host records are checked first, and if a match is found, the associated IP address is immediately returned. By enabling the Register DHCP Static Mappings option, you won’t have to worry about creating DNS records for those devices. This is my preferred method of using pfSense as a DNS server. As long as we create a static mapping for every device on our network, their hostnames will resolve automatically.

Ff Single Public IP Address: Smaller environments with only a single public IP address may find themselves stuck if they want to expose a lot of public services. " With port redirection, we'll create two different NAT rules. The first will redirect port 50001 to Computer1 on MSRDP (port 3389) and the second will redirect port 50002 to Computer2 on MSRDP (port 3389). com:50002, and so on). See also ff The Creating an alias recipe ff The Creating a firewall rule recipe ff The Configuring CARP firewall failover recipe in Chapter 6, Redundancy, Load Balancing, and Failover 54 General Configuration Ordering firewall rules PfSense rules are always evaluated from the top down.

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