Problem Getting To Host

  • I'm new to pfSense firewalls and having issues hitting a host.

    LAN - (int add 192.468.1.254)
    OPT 1 - (int add

    I have rules going both direction explicitly allowing and logging traffic (all LAN and OPT 1 IP's, protocols, and ports). I can ping the OPT 1 (.254) address from a host in the LAN (, but not the host connected to OPT 1. The logs show that the ping was permitted from LAN to OPT 1, but I see no logs for the return traffic on the ping. The host connected to OPT 1 is in the ARP table.

    Any help is greatly appreciated.

  • No gateway set for OPT1 right?

  • Correct.

  • There would be no logging for the OPT1 host answering a ping.

    But doing a packet capture on the OPT interface would show the traffic.

    On the host machine-

    Local address set up right? Gateway? ( What is the host address?

    Firewall on host machine?

  • I will do a packet capture and see what that says. The gateway is set on the local machine, I'm remote from it now and since I can't get to it, I can't remote to check firewall.

    I'll be onsite tomorrow and will double check firewall settings.

    Generic DNS servers

  • If it is a Windows machine it will see anything outside of its own subnet as "public".

    Keep that in mind.

    Good luck!

  • Thank you for your input. I will post tomorrow to ensure closure of this issue.

  • The NIC had 2 addresses and the gateway was set for the secondary address. Utilizing the correct gateway resolved the issue. I appreciate the time you took to respond and assist, that's very kind of you.

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