Feature Request - PCC

  • I don't know where to post this. I see there is a bounty section but this seems like it's for private support issues as opposed to a feature request.

    Anyhow, does anyone else using Multi-WAN feel that per connection classifier should be an option in pfsense? Don't get me wrong, I love my new pfsense platform, and the session based multi-wan balancing is great, but I have so many clients with small issues arising from constant public IP changes. PCC would resolve these and would be so much easier than me having to create aliases for certain traffic types or setting particular clients to static NAT connections.

    Just wondering if anyone else feels the same way?

  • Rebel Alliance Developer Netgate

    The load balancing is already "per connection" – but sometimes browsers open multiple connections.

    If you want all traffic from a given user to go out a specific WAN, try enabling Sticky under System > Advanced, Misc.

    Otherwise you'll have to look upstream at FreeBSD or OpenBSD to see if they can add what you want to pf, assuming it possible.

  • Thanks Jimp

    I've tried the sticky option, I meant per connection as in per IP, all sessions from a particular IP will always traverse the same WAN, I know this removes the very good load balancing attributes of pfsenses current method and you may end up with rather unbalanced multi-wan, just saying it would be nice to have as an extra option and not to replace the current method, just a tick box that makes an inside IP address sticky to a particular WAN for all outgoing sessions.

  • Rebel Alliance Developer Netgate

    That's what "sticky" is supposed to do. But all of that is handled by pf, which comes from FreeBSD/OpenBSD – That sort of feature would need to be added there first and then make its way into pfSense.

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