Windows 10 updates



  • I have Pfsense 2.2.4 installed would like suggestions with respect to the Windows update process. Currently Pfsense blocks Windows Updates? What convenient confifuration suggestions to allow this trafiic to pass.

    Thanks for input.

    G. Howard Krauss


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    @ghkrauss:

    Currently Pfsense blocks Windows Updates?

    Errr… no?! (Unless you installed some "helpful" stuff like Squid...  ::))



  • Didn't Winblows 10 go to a P2P/torrent model for getting updates as the default?  That may be why it's being blocked.



  • It's not being blocked unless he has some strange firewall rules.  Squid has no problem with the updates.  I have 2 Win10 boxes behind pfSense and they update just fine.



  • I should clarify. The update works but Windows 10 defender's update stalls and triggers an alert with Suricata.



  • Windows 10 defender's update stalls and triggers an alert with Suricata.

    That's kind of an important fact to mention…

    Although I am not a Snort/Suricata users, you should be able to add some kind of exception or whitelist entry so that it doesn't trigger on it.  Perhaps you could post your question to the IDS/IPS forum where you can get more detailed help from people who use Suricata.