DHCP Relay Issue
i´m new to pfsense so maybe the answer to my question is pretty simple.
I´m trying to setup pfsense as a captive portal behind my actual firewall until we´ll replace the old FW with the pfsense.
For that i´d like to relay dhcp requests sent to the optional interface to the dhcp server from the wan interface (my firewall)
So i enabled dhcp relay on optional and entered the IP of the DHCP Server of my firewall.
I can ping that ip from the pfsense so general communication is given.
Under the dcp relay theres the following info:
"Select "Proxy requests to DHCP server on WAN subnet" to relay DHCP packets to the server that was used on the WAN interface. "
what is pretty much what i´m trying to do
i can´t find this option anywhere, it´s not under the dhcp relay options.
Do you guys know where to find that option?
i also added 2 firewall rules
- interface WAN allow ANY
- Interface OPT allow ANY
but its still not working, the firewall log doesnt show any blocked packages (after i added these rules)
where is that info your reading about wan and dhcp relay?
Also why would you do such a thing? Are you not natting and just routing/firewall?
This is a temp setup - why would you not just allow pfsense to hand out dhcp for its lan segment.. It by default nats its lan to wan - so does not really matter what IPs the boxes on the lan side of pfsense use. Especially if this is just a temp setup.
just a cosmetic reason but i managed it with the pfsense dhcp server, thanks anyway