3 NICs, 1 WAN, 2 Bridged as LAN?
I have a running pfsense box, and what I want to do is add a third NIC to hang the server that sits next to it off of. Right now they have a crappy little four port switch connecting them, and I'd like to turn it off, but I'd rather not have it setup so I have to route to the server and change it's IP etc…
So more or less I would like a WAN <-> LAN(a bridge of two cards in the same subnet).
Is this possibly? I'm from a Linux backgroung so I'm a bit shaky on BSD's capabilities to accomplish this and maintain firewalling, traffic shaping etc... This project is fantastic, and it makes me want to learn more about BSD.
Besides that traffic shaping won't work in bridge mode it is doable. Bridge LAN to WAN and enable filtering bridge at system>advanced. We have a nice tutorial online that describes just what you want to do: http://pfsense.com/mirror.php?section=tutorials/transparent_firewall/transparent_firewall.pdf