PFSense Shell Command Line
jemu last edited by
How powerful is pfSense shell command line ? Is possible to do whatever we do in the Web Gui (such as vlan creation, setting up firewall rules etc etc) in pfSense shell command line.
For example in cisco routers/switches we have IOS commands which make Network Administrators masters and cisco routers/switches become slaves. Do we have similar in pfSense. If the answer is yes where can I get those commands for pfSense
Gertjan last edited by Gertjan
The pfSense shell :
pfSense - Netgate Device ID: 20cc46dfabc85c78e087 *** Welcome to pfSense 2.4.4-RELEASE-p1 (amd64) on pfsense *** 0) Logout (SSH only) 9) pfTop 1) Assign Interfaces 10) Filter Logs 2) Set interface(s) IP address 11) Restart webConfigurator 3) Reset webConfigurator password 12) PHP shell + pfSense tools 4) Reset to factory defaults 13) Update from console 5) Reboot system 14) Disable Secure Shell (sshd) 6) Halt system 15) Restore recent configuration 7) Ping host 16) Restart PHP-FPM 8) Shell
Option 8 - is a classic shell.
Cisco uses IOS commands, pfSense has a GUI.
With the Cisco GUI (if it has one) you couldn't do all the things you can do with the IOS commands.
pfSense : the other way around.
"Option 8" exists to see the OS file system and to interact with, start some basic or complex "FreeBSD" commands and yes, there are even some less known (and rarely used) made-by-pfSense scripts files.
You cant' manage pfSense purely from the command line.
See also threads like https://forum.netgate.com/topic/125603/cisco-vs-pfsense/9 (and Google can tell you more, as usual)