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  • @JKnott

    When I tried via my phone on 4G/LTE I couldn’t even reach the webgui. Was shocked when I saw the logs and I tested the IP address seeing it was my webgui that opened!



  • @johnpoz

    Firewall was listing a block.

    It listed as the interface being WAN, “from” being overseas IP (they came from America, Italy, Dubai and that was the ones that it could resolve. Used Shodan.io to resolve the others) and “to” being the WAN webgui address however on different ports (I have changed the https port from 443 to a much higher one)



  • @Sir_SSV said in New to pfSense:

    @JKnott

    When I tried via my phone on 4G/LTE I couldn’t even reach the webgui. Was shocked when I saw the logs and I tested the IP address seeing it was my webgui that opened!

    So, it's performing as expected. As pfSense is a router, you can access any address on it. However, the firewall rules are applied to an interface, which is why you can get in from the LAN, where there are no rules blocking access, but can't from outside, as the rules are on the WAN interface. As I said, this is entirely normal.

    The log entries show the firewall is doing it's job, when someone tried to get in from elsewhere. Your cell phone attempts should have also appeared in the log.


  • LAYER 8 Global Moderator

    @Sir_SSV said in New to pfSense:

    Firewall was listing a block.

    Well yeah there is a shitton of noise on the net.. Your firewall logging the noise is the default (log default blocks).. If you don't want to see the noise, turn off logging default block rule.

    80/443/22/23/1433/3389 are going to see lots of noise..



  • I've managed to get Internet from a VLAN port on SG-3100. The speed on it however is much slower than that of from ISP. What can I do to get the speed the SG-3100 offers?



  • I have only recently set up DNS Resolver (prior to this I was using my ISP's DNS servers).

    On one of my vlans is my FreeNAS server that has no access to the internet however I have made rules for it to be made available to the intranet as well as allowing DNS (via my ISP DNS on port 53) and Gmail (on port 587).

    Is there a way to change the DNS rule to use the DNS Resolver? I tried changing the Destination to 127.0.0.1 however my test emails on my FreeNAS server failed.

    Firewall rule is:

    Protocol - IPv4 TCP/UDP
    Source - FreeNAS address
    Destination - 127.0.0.1
    Port - 53 (DNS)


  • LAYER 8 Global Moderator

    @Thuan said in New to pfSense:

    The speed on it however is much slower than that of from ISP.

    And what speed is that?


  • LAYER 8 Global Moderator

    @Sir_SSV said in New to pfSense:

    I tried changing the Destination to 127.0.0.1

    huh? When would your client send anything to pfsense if the destination was loopback?



  • @johnpoz said in New to pfSense:

    @Sir_SSV said in New to pfSense:

    I tried changing the Destination to 127.0.0.1

    huh? When would your client send anything to pfsense if the destination was loopback?

    I have no idea! Just not sure what address to place in the destination so FreeNAS can use the DNS Resolver. With my FreeNAS system it sends regular updates to my Gmail notifying me of system status


  • LAYER 8 Global Moderator

    That would be the address its listening on, your lan address, or vlan address, optX address, etc.

    You then set your freenas to use pfsense as its dns.. Or just hand it out via dhcp - which is default.



  • @johnpoz said in New to pfSense:

    That would be the address its listening on, your lan address, or vlan address, optX address, etc.

    You then set your freenas to use pfsense as its dns.. Or just hand it out via dhcp - which is default.

    I do have dhcp set up for the vlan, and the dns settings I left blank.

    Should I fill the dns as the pfSense ip?


  • LAYER 8 Global Moderator

    if you left it black - it would hand out the address of that interface.. Which is what it states right there on the box!

    dnsserver.png



  • @johnpoz said in New to pfSense:

    if you left it black - it would hand out the address of that interface.. Which is what it states right there on the box!

    dnsserver.png

    I might do a restart of the FreeNAS server and see how I go. Will also delete the firewall rule for DNS


  • LAYER 8 Global Moderator

    What firewall rules do you have on this interface - and can you not just look direct on the freenas to validate where it pointing to for dns.. And do a query on it directly to validate its dns is working..

    Was your gmail working before - I know there is something coming/here with the gmail APIs that there was/is an update for my synology nas that uses gmail for notifications because of the update in the API and if you didn't update your notifications would fail.

    Version: 6.2.2-24922-2
    (2019-07-04)
    In response to Gmail API changes, your DSM needs an update to this version to continue the functionality of sending notifications via Gmail. If you wish to skip this update, or if your Synology product model is not eligible to update to DSM 6.2, please refer to the following article which will guide you through the manual configuration: How to use Gmail SMTP server to send emails for DSM

    I would assume this could/would effect anyone use gmail APIs to send mail, etc.



  • @johnpoz said in New to pfSense:

    What firewall rules do you have on this interface - and can you not just look direct on the freenas to validate where it pointing to for dns.. And do a query on it directly to validate its dns is working..

    Was your gmail working before - I know there is something coming/here with the gmail APIs that there was/is an update for my synology nas that uses gmail for notifications because of the update in the API and if you didn't update your notifications would fail.

    Version: 6.2.2-24922-2
    (2019-07-04)
    In response to Gmail API changes, your DSM needs an update to this version to continue the functionality of sending notifications via Gmail. If you wish to skip this update, or if your Synology product model is not eligible to update to DSM 6.2, please refer to the following article which will guide you through the manual configuration: How to use Gmail SMTP server to send emails for DSM

    I would assume this could/would effect anyone use gmail APIs to send mail, etc.

    Under the static mapping for the FreeNAS vlan I had my ISP’s DNS. Removed these, deleted the firewall rule for DNS and restarted the FreeNAS server and all is working.

    Emails now being sent using DNS Resolver 😊

    Big thanks for all your help @johnpoz



  • @johnpoz

    Plugged in the SmartTV, took too long to access YouTube. In addition, ran Comcast Speed Test from a tablet connected to an AP that’s connected to the same interface. Extremely slower than directly connected to ISP router:modem, 2-3 Mbps vs 100 Mbps.


  • LAYER 8 Global Moderator

    Your connected to wireless - for all we know your connected to the wireless network across the street... or your wifi is just crap... sg3100 doesn't have any wifi.. So what are you using for wifi..

    Connected something to physical port - what is speed?



  • @johnpoz said in New to pfSense:

    Your connected to wireless - for all we know your connected to the wireless network across the street... or your wifi is just crap... sg3100 doesn't have any wifi.. So what are you using for wifi..

    Connected something to physical port - what is speed?

    Do you think I can’t tell the difference between across street WiFi and my own? Why don’t you leave your crap attitude at home and be a real help if you’re actually capable? Or let someone more civilized and really knowledgeable help us.



  • @Thuan

    No need to be insulting. @johnpoz is one of the more knowledgeable members on this forum and has helped many people including myself.

    My thread is relating to my networking gear. You should start your own thread outlining your hardware and questions. It will be easier for members to diagnose your problems.


  • LAYER 8 Global Moderator

    @Thuan said in New to pfSense:

    Do you think I can’t tell the difference between across street WiFi and my own?

    Dude you would be surprised at how many dumb things I have seen users do over the years! So yeah its freaking possible ;)

    My overall point is you have provided ZERO info to actually help you...


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