Pfsense CLI/API option for remote program execution
I am using pfsense 2.0 built in freebsd 8.2. My purpose is use pfsense as a traffic shaper. I need to shape the traffic per IP based. As it is freebsd, I have used ipfw command after loading the module ipfw and dummynet. For simplicity, I have used the following.
Note: 172.20.31.0/24 is my LAN and 192.168.1.0/24 is WAN and lanif and wanif is my interfaces.
ipfw pipe 10 config bw 256Kbit/s
ipfw pipe 20 config bw 128Kbit/s
ipfw add 10 pipe 9 ip from 172.20.31.25 to any http,https,ftp out via wanif
ipfw add 11 pipe 20 ip from any to 172.20.31.25 http,https,ftp in via wanif
After that I tried testing the bw from the pc 172.20.31.25, using wget ( wget http://192.168.1.1/bigfile )
The bandwidth is 11Mbps and did not worked out.
Note: Using Pfsense->web-> Firewall->TrafficShaper->Wizard, i applied the rule and tested, it works. But ipfw show command did not show what are the queues, pipes and rules are created explicitly.
Do I missing anything?
Note: easyrule does not support to configure the trafficshaping property.
The objective of CLI is, Another program need to control the bandwidth dynamically through API/SSH CLI.