Building Rules under 2.0



  • I just got a x6000.  I have put 2.0 from yesterday on it.  It is up and running.  I have added the lcdd4.tar driver on it.  I am planing to stay with this version until I can get a hard drive installed in the unit.

    I built a bridge that contains all the ports LAN OPT1-OPT8 and the bridge is OPT9.  Where do I build the rules.  However the rules do not auto-create the in NAT.

    I upgraded from 1.2.3 and 2.0 is so much more powerful.  The performance difference between the x500 and the x600 is night and day.  I can't believe the difference.  My wife and daughter have even commented on the speed difference.

    Century Link is giving me 11882 down by 882 up and calling that 10 meg by 768 KB up.  When I do speed tests I getting well over 11 Meg down and 800+ up.

    Can somebody point me to the right way to build my rules so I can get everything set back up.
    RC



  • @fastcon68:

    I built a bridge that contains all the ports LAN OPT1-OPT8 and the bridge is OPT9.  Where do I build the rules.

    Firewall -> Rules
    But what rules do you want and how have you got it all configured? For example, do you want a common set of rules for all the interfaces you have bridged? or do do you want particular rules for each interface? Do you want to take advantage of the special rules created for the LAN interface?

    I presume from your description

    • OPT9 is a bridge interface with members LAN and OPT1 through OPT8

    • OPT9 has an IP address but LAN and OPT1 through OPT8 don't

    .

    I wonder if you really want all those interfaces bridged. It might make more sense to use one or more switches to reduce the load on the pfSense CPU.

    @fastcon68:

    However the rules do not auto-create the in NAT.

    I don't understand this. I presume you want to port forward from the WAN interface in which case you can specify port forwards from Firewall -> NAT


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