I'm just trying to clarify something. Say my pfsense firewall has two interfaces public address is 188.8.131.52 and private address is 192.168.1.1
When I am creating a firewall rule, an option under source is lan address. Does lan address mean the interface address 192.168.1.1 or does it mean an address say 192.168.1.50 connected to the lan interface?
In your case LAN address = 192.168.1.1
For 192.168.1.50 it must be "LAN Subnet" ( if you have an /24 )
Maybe if you explain what are trying to do ( some screenshot of the rules tab ), is easy to help / answer with your question.
Also you can take a look to the docs. http://doc.pfsense.org/index.php/Main_Page
Sure, I have a non-standard setup. I'm trying to replace sonicwall with pfsense :D (Some of my friends would be upset) but I do believe pfsense is more powerful. Please look at my little layout below.
65.x.x.x pfsense 10.20.20.2/30 ===> 10.20.20.1/30 (Router) 192.168.1.1/24 ====> users
I'm trying to access the pfsense webconfigurator which has 10.20.20.2 as it's lan address from 192.168.1.50/24 (users) and cannot. I figured the anti-lockoout rule would take care of this since that allows traffic from anywhere on ports 22, 80 and 443 to "lan address" I can ping 10.20.20.2 (pfsense) from 192.168.1.50. I can ping 192.168.1.50 from the pfsense box but I just cannot access the webconfigurator. I'm stumped.
All is good, I got it working. Thanks anyway.