Port forwarding and static IP

  • pfSense by default set the LAN for DHCP, will it cause problems if I set a Static IP for my web server and just let everything else stay Dynamic or since I am not sure where to tell pfsense that I have set that IP to the webserver, will it try to issue it to some other device

  • My rule of thumb is that servers should always be static unless there is a specific reason to set them to dynamic.

  • Banned

    Pretty much. Other than that, set up a DHCP static mapping for the host.

  • LAYER 8 Global Moderator

    As already mentioned - you could create a reservation for this server.  Or just set your pool to leave some IPs on either end or both ends of the segment for static assignment.  For example if using a /24.. set your pool .10 to .250 this leaves you IPs on both ends for static use.

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