PfSence + postgresql on the same computer
sakh last edited by
I am thinking to set up a small home server with pfSence on it to protect my home network. There won't be much traffic and it will only have to deal with a couple of machines. I also run a medium size PostgreSQL database on my desktop. Would that be an acceptable idea to move my PostgreSQL database to the same machine that will run pfSense provided that I give it adequate hardware?
ktims last edited by
You could do this, but pfSense is definitely an appliance distribution and doesn't provide any support for this kind of setup. Just getting it installed might be tricky.
I would suggest that you either virtualize pfSense and a separate VM for a standard Linux/BSD server to run your Postgres server, or use the routing/firewall facilities of a standard Linux/BSD box instead of pfSense, e.g. a script like Shorewall is fairly nice to use for this.