WAN IP routes to pfsense when entered internally

  • Hi,
    Just a quick one, why/how does the WAN ip, when entered internally route to the pfsense server. I would have thought it should come back either saying it was not accessable (because block private networks is checked) or it would use the port forwards if port 80/443 if there is one and the ip was entered in a web browser.

    I dont have NAT reflection checked either

  • Rules are based on the inbound interface. So if it originated from within LAN, it has passed the rules. So, if you enter the WAN address, you should get pfsense web gui, even if you are port forwarding. You will have to turn on NAT reflection if you want to access a web page behind the NAT.

  • Ah ok i get it, very simple, thanks

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