Install and Config on Corporate Network



  • I am new to Pfsense…I have a requirement to install pfsense on the corporate network to simply function as a proxy server (IE) for a small number of users (utilising Squid).

    Is there a guide out there that can direct me on what the LAN and WAN IPs should be set to? I am able to assign an internal IP address (LAN), but I am unclear on what the WAN address should be - it must not be on the same subnet as the LAN interface.

    So what should the WAN IP be set to?

    Thanks,
    Ash



  • That depends on the rest of the company network and its design.
    Pulling out a number without knowing ^ is like throwing a dice.

    BTW: how did this job find you?



  • All,

    The LAN interface is not a strict requirement.

    It is possible to setup pfsense as a proxy server with a single interface.
    https://forum.pfsense.org/index.php?topic=46351.0

    The job found me!


  • Rebel Alliance Global Moderator

    The job should of looked more ;)  So this job is paying you?

    "It is possible to setup pfsense as a proxy server with a single interface. "
    One armed bandit, hairpin proxy connection - yeah that sounds like a great setup…

    What is this sites current network look like, what is it using for its edge router/firewall?  Does it just have its own internet, or some site to site connection back to HQ or larger company office via p2p link or mpls, etc..?



  • Common, if you're a corporation you should subscribe to Netgate's professional service. I applaud people for helping you here. No I am not from Netgate, but they have so many nice free stuff.



  • @ash422:

    The job found me!

    The question was "how".
    You didn't even answer that one correctly…



  • @ash422:

    I am new to Pfsense…I have a requirement to install pfsense on the corporate network to simply function as a proxy server (IE) for a small number of users (utilising Squid).

    Is there a guide out there that can direct me on what the LAN and WAN IPs should be set to? I am able to assign an internal IP address (LAN), but I am unclear on what the WAN address should be - it must not be on the same subnet as the LAN interface.

    So what should the WAN IP be set to?

    Thanks,
    Ash

    How about just leave the defaults??? Just leave the default ip of you WAN from isp modem when you set up..
    Or
    Tell us more about your setup and why are you having problem with your wan ip



  • _I am new to Pfsense…_I have a requirement to install pfsense on the corporate network to simply function as a proxy server (IE) for a small number of users (utilising Squid).

    The job found me.

    Does not compute. So understand if your call out about it..  ;)

    Don't give up- Roll with it and be prepared to be called out.  And remember that no one here has figured out the crystal ball we stole from the weird looking lady at the carnival..



  • @chpalmer:

    no one here has figured out the crystal ball we stole from the weird looking lady at the carnival..

    I think I know the problem. My gramma mentioned someone stole her personalised lawn bowling ball. Funny that.
    p.s. beware she is really pissed. >:(