WAN optimization



  • hi all,

    can pfsense do WAN optimization?

    many thanks,

    rob



  • What do you mean by "WAN optimization"?



  • i mean so it accelerates file transfers like sftp over the WAN isi its really fast, bit like UDP as UDP is faster than TCP



  • i mean so it accelerates file transfers like sftp over the WAN isi its really fast, bit like UDP as UDP is faster than TCP

    You may be able to realize that if you create a small DMZ and place the S/FTP or FTP/S server inside of that
    DMZ and then you would be only open ports and forwarding protocols to that server, together with Snort as a
    IDS solution you will be able to inspect the entire traffic to that DMZ. It could be speeding the throughputbut
    with the right pf firewall rules according to that DMZ and on top IDS sniffing it is also a safe thing.


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