PfSense mobile client ?



  • Wondering if such a client exists?



  • @chudak:

    Wondering if such a client exists?

    A client to do what?  If you're talking about a VPN client, you install a client for the device operating system and then generate the keys etc.



  • @JKnott:

    A client to do what?  If you're talking about a VPN client, you install a client for the device operating system and then generate the keys etc.

    A client to monitor and manage a pfSense router.  Similar to Asus and Linksys.



  • @chudak:

    @JKnott:

    A client to do what?  If you're talking about a VPN client, you install a client for the device operating system and then generate the keys etc.

    A client to monitor and manage a pfSense router.  Similar to Asus and Linksys.

    Any web browser can do that.  You just have to enable it.  However, do you really want to open control of your firewall to the outside world?  If you want remote access, you're better off connecting via a VPN.



  • Tiny:
    RaspBerry PI with Linux, CACTI and MRTG

    Small:
    Tclmon and Netstate to get a qualified network monitoring

    Big:
    PfSense Monitoring mit ELK (ElasticSearch, Logstash, Kibana)
    You may do also the following:

    • create a small server
    • install ElasticSearch, Logstash & Kibana
    • configure it like here explained under the both links
      Link 1
      Link 2

    Now log in over a VPN connection that is save and connect to that Monitoring Server.
    Here are some examples what you can expect from that installation as a result:












  • @BlueKobold:

    Tiny:
    RaspBerry PI with Linux, CACTI and MRTG

    Small:
    Tclmon and Netstate to get a qualified network monitoring

    Big:
    PfSense Monitoring mit ELK (ElasticSearch, Logstash, Kibana)
    You may do also the following:

    • create a small server
    • install ElasticSearch, Logstash & Kibana
    • configure it like here explained under the both links
      Link 1
      Link 2

    Now log in over a VPN connection that is save and connect to that Monitoring Server.
    Here are some examples what you can expect from that installation as a result:

    All this sounds like foreign language to me :(

    But pics look great !



  • All this sounds like foreign language to me :(

    Likes your question to us, to flat and we all must doing guess work here what client you mean!

    But pics look great !

    What you are searching for? VPN client, SSH client, and pfSense firewall on a notebook
    as mobile firewall or router instance?



  • @BlueKobold:

    What you are searching for? VPN client, SSH client, and pfSense firewall on a notebook
    as mobile firewall or router instance?

    I am kinda saying that it'd be cool to have say iOS app that would allow to connect to pfSense box and allow monitoring and management, restart etc.



  • As I mentioned earlier, you only need a browser, just as though you're on the LAN.  However, instead of allowing remote access, you'd be better off with a VPN to access it remotely.



  • am kinda saying that it'd be cool to have say iOS app that would allow to connect to pfSense box and allow monitoring and management, restart etc.

    It comes to the entire hardware you are using here, some boards are sorted with an IPMI Port that can be used
    for that action, after connecting to the pfSense box over VPN for sure. And in some situations you may be able
    to get a round walking on other ways.

    Monitoring solutions

    • Directly to the pfSense may need also extra resources on that box. A small RaspBerry PI with Linux, CACTI
      and MRTG would be nice too in my eyes. CACTI & MRTG

    • PRTG offers "Free" version  of their software with 100 Sensors free of charge, so if you own a small server
      and it would be able to insert one more VM it could be also a great success for you, they are offering several
      APPs for iOS, Android and Windows based smartphones and tablets. PRTG Apps

    So your could be easily connect via VPN and then starting the PRTG App for monitoring it in an easier way.
    If you are owning devices from Kinetix or APC UPS that would be also matching and playing well together
    with PRTG´s monitoring software.

    • You may be also able to set up TclMon and Netstate for you network on a VM or bare metal as you want
      it is not so shiny looking like other but very stable and let you draw an network map that is more then the
      most peoples will need. TclMon

    • Logtstash, elastic and kinbana as shown above would be also nice to get access to them from the outside,
      but it would be also a harder way to install and configure it right.

    VPN clients:
    ShrewSoftVPN client:

    OpenVPN

    • OpenVPN is also offering several VPN clients for iOS or Android or Windows devices, so
      if you want to set it up this way you should have a look over that one here. OpenVPN iOS client


  • You gave  me lots of food for thinking  ;)
    Thanks a million for such a detail reply.

    I do have a headless Ubuntu server and will read more about all options.
    PRTG seems good …

    Greetings from San Francisco



  • Greetings from San Francisco …..

    ♪ If you're going to San Francisco, ♫ Be sure to wear some flowers in your hair…..
    Greetings back to the city of the bay!


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