Simple Firewall Question



  • New to pfsense here, and I have a question on what the pfsense firewall is allowing into my LAN.

    Setup:

    1. Firewall WAN interface settings are left at default with only "Block private network" and "Block bogon network" rules present.  pfSense states on the firewall screen, "No rules are currently defined for this interface.  All incoming connections on this interface will be blocked until you add pass rules".
    2. Local PC connected via LAN interface.
    3. Firewall LAN interface settings are left at default letting all ipv4 and ipv6 traffic out.

    Observation:

    1. My local PC has network monitoring SW running (Little Snitch), and the software is stating that it stopped numerous incoming connections from various external IPs (e.g. 104.193.9.236) on port 80.

    I would think that pfSense would already be stopping these incoming connection requests on port 80 which are coming from the WAN port.

    What am I missing?

    Thanks a bunch.


  • LAYER 8 Netgate

    Sounds like you're missing another path into your network or something local that's connecting to your port 80.

    Or Little Snitch is malfunctioning or you're misinterpreting what it's saying.


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