How to prioritize OpenVPN tunnel data?



  • Hi Everyone,

    I am running pfSense 2.5.1. I would like to prioritize all OpenVPN tunnel data. I have OpenVPN running in client mode on pfSense. As I am not familiar with traffic shaping or any other features please be detailed in steps for guides.

    Much appreciated!



  • @torontob:

    I am running pfSense 2.5.1. I would like to prioritize all OpenVPN tunnel data. I have OpenVPN running in client mode on pfSense. As I am not familiar with traffic shaping or any other features please be detailed in steps for guides.

    Give the following Ports a bit more Prio:

    • TCP 443

    • TCP 943

    • UDP 1194

    It should be enough if you add them to a clone of the qOthersHigh Queue. That should do it ;-)
    The Wizard will help you to establish a traffic shaping. And the config helps you customize it.



  • Thanks, is there anyway to do this without traffic shaping? I have used traffic shaping before and queues tend to full really quickly rendering the whole system useless. I find traffic shaping to be the weakest link in pfSense.



  • @torontob:

    Thanks, is there anyway to do this without traffic shaping? I have used traffic shaping before and queues tend to full really quickly rendering the whole system useless. I find traffic shaping to be the weakest link in pfSense.

    Not as far as I know…