Using interfaces as switch?
Hi, we'll be putting in pfsense into colocated datacenter with 4 servers. I was wondering, if I want to connect all 4 servers (all with an IP in the 192.168.50.0 subnet) to Pfsense how do I do it (the PFsense box has 6 interfaces). I.e. Can I make some of the pfsense interfaces act as a switch? That way, pfsense would only see 2 interfaces, the WAN and the LAN.
stephenw10 Netgate Administrator
You can bridge interfaces together to act as a switch. However the performance will be much worse than a switch because pfSense will still be filtering all the traffic between the interfaces (even if you have wide open rules). This may or may not be a problem for you.