Pfsync working for states, but not aliases and rules [SOLVED]



  • I have Master and Backup configuration.

    The state information between the two systems appears to be updated from the Master to the Backup, but I also want to sync the Aliases and Rules information from the Master to the Backup so that I only have to update the Master pfSense system.

    I have configured the CARP Settings as follows:

    On the Master:
    Synchronize Enabled: checked
    Synchronize Interface: Selected a dedicated interface (OPT2) connected via cross-over cable to the Backup
    pfSync sync peer IP: IP Address of Backup on the two node network created by the cross-over cable
    Synchronize rules: checked
    Synchronize aliases: checked

    On the Backup:
    Synchronize Enabled: checked
    Synchronize Interface: Selected a dedicated interface (OPT2) connected via cross-over cable to the Master
    pfSync sync peer IP: IP Address of Master on the two node network created by the cross-over cable
    Synchronize to IP: Used LAN Address on Master
    Remote System Password: PASSWORD

    Is this correct? Am I missing something simple?

    I found some of this setup information (unfortunately not fully elaborated) from a previous Post and I am just trying to figure out if I am going down the correct path (ie, I interpreted the authors sentences correctly) or if I have completely deviated onto a dirt road…

    Any insight appreciated!

    BTW; pfSense Developers, GREAT PRODUCT! Keep up the fantastic work!



  • The master actively syncs the config to the slave. The last few items (sync to IP and password) have to be set on the master and have to be empty on the slave.



  • Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

    That small change fixed it.


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