Firewall management via the command line?



  • Does anyone have any experience or could someone tell me any specifics on how to manage PFsense via the command line. I know config file contents based in xml format but what other issues might i have trying to manage. For example if i modify the config file what would i need to do to force it to re-read the configuration etc etc..
    Any ideas would be appreciated.



  • Why would you want that?



  • Simply to provide a single uniform way of managing the firewalls. I maintain 25+ firewalls and being able to script some of the management would be very helpful.



  • Then pfSense is probably not for you.  There is no centralized management system for pfSense and the webGUI is the way to administer the system.


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