Virtual guests on pfSense as host,

  • i can see there is a lot of talk around pfsense and virtulalization.

    my question now is, why can't i install pfsense on the host hardware, then setup xen so i can virtualize any guest os i like and have pfsense provide firewalling along side ?

    stupid question ?

  • Because virtualisation provides no security, and indeed weakens security (as it can only introduce vulnerabilities).

    Also, Xen doesn't yet support FreeBSD as a dom0, making the point rather moot ;)

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