Filtering Transparent Bridge mode on VMWARE ESXi 5.5



  • Hi all,

    I google it and following many guides. I still cannot make it to work.

    WAN - phy.interface DHCP (vSwitch0) Accepted Promiscuous Mode
    LAN - phy.inferface  NONE (vSwitch1) Accepted Promiscuous Mode

    my goal is bridge WAN and LAN but filtering (like Untangle's Bridge Mode)

    WAN and LAN -> Bridge
    OPT1 -> Bridge0 ( no idea how to use it)
    net.link.bridge.pfil_bridge = 1
    firewall WAN (all *) for now
    firewall LAN (all *) for now

    The computer on vSwitch1. no DHCP, no Internet even set a static IP. basically, nothing.

    I want the computer on vSwitch1 can communicate with Domain controller, DHCP, DNS and incoming TCP/80 port on the WAN interface

    Enterprise Network installed with DC, DHCP, DNS servers etc –--> pfSense Bridge (filtering TCP80) -> Virtual Web Server (this server have to communicate with DC, DHCP and DNS)

    I am thinking that work around.

    WAN phy.interface DHCP
    LAN phy.interface set up as NAT and port forward all the necessary ports

    Enterprise Network installed with DC, DHCP, DNS servers etc ----> pfSense NAT (filtering and port forwarding) -> Virtual Web Server (this server have to communicate with DC, DHCP and DNS)

    any help?