Install packages by FTP ?



  • Hi there,

    This is my first message here! :-) I've recently discovered PfSense and wow! This a really good product!

    But I've got a little problem with the packages because I'm trying to add squid's one but I can't do it by the configurator. The problem is that I can't reach the packages's list cause of my proxy.. and I can't temporally put my pfsense on a straight connexion because I work in a national education system where I'm not able to get around it since the proxy isnt situated where I work..

    So I was wondering if it was possible to manually add the package by FTP (found them there: http://files.pfsense.org/packages/8/All/) ? Actually, I can't connect and reach the files system and I don't know if it's just pfsense need more configuration or if the N.E.S blocked it too..

    So the real questions are: "Is there anything special to do to enable the FTP acces on PfSense's server?" if yes, "What should I do?" and then "Where should I put packages's files?" I guess there should be a folder called "Packages" or something else but I rather like to ask and be safety!

    Thanks for your futur support! ;-)



  • Does your proxy allow connections if you are authenticated? If so check pfsense advanced settings.

    You can also try to clone repository using HTTPS, SSH, or Subversion.

    https://github.com/pfsense/pfsense-packages



  • Thanks for your answer! :)

    So you meant that I should be able to connect to PfSense by FTP ?

    Does your proxy allow connections if you are authenticated? If so check pfsense advanced settings.

    Yes, it allows it. I can reach any websites when authenticated. I checked many times in settings before posting here and I didn't found anything that would solve my problem.. :/

    You can also try to clone repository using HTTPS, SSH, or Subversion.

    Hmm.. How could I do this with ssh? And what's "subversion" ? Sorry don't understand this, English isn't my native language.

    [edit] i'll try to found out where the squid's files go when i'll be at home by checking them by 'edit file" in webconfigurator..  >:(



  • Check: system -> advanced -> Miscellaneous -> Proxy support



  • Hi,

    Ok thanks, I've just checked it and I can't find this option.. Is it also available on PfSense v2.0? I may upgrade to 2.1..



  • Hmmm.. Just noticed something. The trouble may come from my configuration..

    I'm actually not able to ping any websites from the lan's side that could explain why I can't reach the package's list.. eheh

    It's ok to ping on the wan's card so I guess as the webconfigurator is on the lan card, this is why I cannot actually reach the packages list.. Hmhmm

    I may try to put the webconfigurator on the wan's card if I can't found out why I can't ping with lan.

    Maybe I just shouldnt be able to ping using lan.. waiting for your feedback! :p

    Hopefully, it's the end of the week.. that make me crazy! ;D

    Thanks lads



  • Hello there,

    It's morning, let's fight back with this PfSense again! :-)

    So, should I be able to ping www.pfsense.com with each card of my pfsense?

    Thanks,

    edit: Finally done with it! Upgraded top 2.1 where I can configure a proxy to my wan card and reach the packages's list!


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