Is php-mysql supported by pfSense 2.0? And where to put my php cron jobs?

  • Hi everyone,

    I have just made a php file which extracts ping results to my main server and then stores data to MySQL on my main server.

    1- What directory is the best place to put this .php file on a stock pfSense 2.0 install so that it can be called and run from cron job?
    2- Does pfSense 2.0 stock has php-mysql installed? or do I have to install that as a package? please guide.


  • I would have to guess that a stock build has got php running as the Web GUI is php..

    As far as where to put the file, i also don't know sorry.

  • pfsense doesn't have mysql installed by default. Take a look at installed packages by running```

    I don't think it is a good idea to have that file running on pfsense. You may create a vulnerability or open pfsense for attack when doing this. Good luck!

  • Rebel Alliance Developer Netgate

    Running the MySQL client isn't as dangerous as the server, so it's not too bad there.

    That said, you'd have to compile php52-mysql, which can be done using a pfSense builder setup (check the doc wiki), and then copy the files over to the firewall.

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