Getting Started and CLI configurations



  • Hey guys,

    New to PFSense and had a quick getting started question.  I see from the books online and forums that its easy to setup PFSense via its GUI and some things can be setup via the Console Menu.

    I was wondering whats the right approach to CLI  configuration?  When I go to the shell can I add NAT rules and static routes and will that make its way back to the GUI?  I ask cause I created a static route on the freeBSD OS, and the route did not show up in the System –> Routing Page, but did make its way to the Diagnostics --> Routes page.

    Just want to make sure whereever I make the changes/configs they are synced across the application and OS properly.

    Any help would be much appreciated.

    Thanks,

    Anish



  • If it's not on the menu, you have to do it through the gui. Anything added from the shell will not survive a reboot/filter reload.



  • You really only use the CLI during initial setup, where you assign your NICs and IP addresses.  After tha it's GUI all the way.



  • @dotdash:

    If it's not on the menu, you have to do it through the gui. Anything added from the shell will not survive a reboot/filter reload.

    Thanks!


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