Pfsense blocks some websites
** I have tried all the options recommended in this http://doc.pfsense.org/index.php/Unable_to_Access_Some_Websites
I have been plagued with this problem for over 3 months now. Pfsense blocks some websites such as
I have disabled/unticked
–Block Private networks
--Block bogon networks
However a few sites refuse to load. Has any one came across this before ? Please make any suggestions, would just like to start going in the right direction
** I am using pfsense 1.2.3 final. I have also tried pfsense 2.0 Beta, but still the same result
tommyboy180 last edited by
First are you running a proxy or snort?
Have you disabled all addons?
Are you able to resolve the sites, (ping them)?
Lastly your MTU may be affecting your access, I have seen it before if your MTU is set incorrectly. Contact your ISP for more info on that.
Blocking private or bogon networks will not affect your web access, I recommend you leave those enabled.
http://doc.pfsense.org/index.php/Unable_to_Access_Some_Websites is a great source, are you sure you exhausted all points mentioned in the documentation?
Guest last edited by
Assuming you're not using squid, this sounds exactly like an MTU problem. What is your MTU set to?
Thank you both for your replies, its really appreciated
I just reinstalled the firewall
We do not have any proxy nor snort.
We have installed no plugins
Yes I am able to resolve all sites, meaning I get a reply when I ping them.
I followed the MTU as suggested on the "Unable to access..", currently set to 1500. Have tried others just to try them in the 1400-1500 range but still no joy.
The only option that i will say that I have not tried is
"If you are using pfSense 1.2.3-RC3 or earlier, there was a rare bug in some snapshots which was corrected shortly after RC3 that can cause connectivity issues to certain sites when using 1:1 NAT or multi-wan. See here for more info. Update to 1.2.3-RELEASE and try again"
I currently using 1.2.3-RELEASE built on Sun Dec 6 23:21:36 EST 2009, so i assumed that would have been fixed. I do however though have multiple wan and 1:1 NAT
Thanks , I tried the MTU, however I will try again
Do you guys have any other suggestions on how I could go about diagnosing this problem ?
I just realized that all webpages loads fine within the DMZ and WAN. The only place where the web pages dont load completely are on the LAN. I am going to re examine all machines on the local network to see if there are any machines that might be causing this problem
However do you have any other suggestions ?