Can all FreeBSD packages be installed on pfSense, and what makes sense?
Master One last edited by
Is it possible to install any available FreeBSD package on a pfSense machine using the command "pkg_add"?
The number of addon-pfSense-packages is very limited, but I think there are some things, that would make perfectly sense to be run on the firewall router, like:
squid + privoxy + tor
public ftp-server (just for temp stuff without security risk)
http-server (just for temp stuff without security risk)
some P2P stuff
What else would make sense to run on the pfSense machine, and what's definitely a NO-NO (except any security sensitive stuff)?
I think, it's a logical thing to do, to run some more things on the pfSense machine than just the plain firewall router stuff, if you have the pfSense machine in use 24/7.
Cry Havok last edited by
This has been discussed before, and the response is that you're on your own if you do. It's completely unsupported.
I would say that I strongly disagree with your final sentence. The most you should ever install on a firewall would be a proxy server or VPN endpoint. You should never run FTP/HTTP servers etc.