Why am I seeing OpenVPN twice?



  • I am in the Firewall Rules section of PF Sense and I am seeing the ability to define rules for OpenVPN twice. I can't figure out why this is. When I look at my interface assignments, I only have one interface called OpenVPN.

    Does anyone have any insights on this and how I might clean this up?

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  • "OpenVPN" is an interface group including all OpenVPN instances running on pfSense and is present by default when an OpenVPN instance is set up.

    For clarity you should use a different name for the manual assigned interface.



  • Interesting. I don't see it listed under "Interface Groups".

    I've renamed the one I have access to as REMOTEACCESS to allow for clarity as suggested.

    Thanks for the info!

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  • @striker-pl said in Why am I seeing OpenVPN twice?:

    Interesting. I don't see it listed under "Interface Groups".

    No, it's not displayed there. However, it is an interface group.

    So also consider that rules on the OpenVPN tab are applied as well if any and the group rules have priority over these on the interface tab according to the Firewall Rule Processing Order.


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