Help with bridging firewall/transparent firewall setup
I've searched the forum and couldn't find anything on this so i must be missing something really really obvious. I had pfsense previously setup back in the 1.01 days and hadn't touched it since. A harddrive failure though is requiring me to rebuild.
My setup looks like this:
ISP –-> pfsense --> switch --> (wan external ip) wrt54g (lan 10.x priv) --> private 10.0.0.x clients
|__ external IP webserver
|__ external IP DNS
I want pfsense to act like a transparent firewall just passing packets and filtering where necessary.
I have followed the pdf file http://pfsense.trendchiller.com/transparent_firewall.pdf. The only step that i couldn't was the enable bridge filtering which has been removed.
WAN interface ip: 10.0.0.99/24
WAN gateway: 10.0.0.1
LAN interface ip: 10.0.0.100/24
for testing purposes i have create rules that allow ALL from LAN->WAN and ALL from WAN->LAN.
So, i have connectivity from my private and external network to the internet, but when i try ping my servers from another location, all those packets seem to get dropped. There are no dropped packets logged to syslog either.
What exactly am I missing? The only way i have gotten packets inbound is by assigning a real IP to the WAN interface and using a real gateway. Did i miss an obvious step?
For what it's worth… I re-installed 1.01 and used the same config and it worked fine.
I'm having this exact same issue after following that same HOWTO thats been floating around forever.. I can ping out, but can't ping my internal servers which are using public IP's.. Anyone else know if the best fix is to just go back to an older version?