PfSense + Virtualbox



  • Hi guys.

    I'm sure I'm not the first to try this, so I apologise for asking this :P

    I have a small server I scrapped together myself and I would like to not only use it for pfsense, but also for stuff like Plex.

    What I'm trying to get to work is, running pfSense in a VM, have fx Plex VM running under the pfSense VM AND my actual LAN go through the pfSense VM.

    Now, I have managed to setup pfSense in a VM, set up my two NICs for WAN and LAN. So I have no problem getting internet to my LAN and my computers, but when I want to add a second lan(?) for other VMs, I can't get internet on them.

    I have tried just setting it up with a pfSense VM and a Lubuntu VM. I can access the web configurator from the Lubuntu VM and I can ping IPs and websites, however I'm not able to use the browser or anything else??

    pfSense VM got two bridged adapters. One for WAN and one for LAN. Both have the actual MAC of my NICs. The third is set for internal network, which is for the other VMs. Is that wrong?

    I've made this beautiful illustration in Paint, to try and simplify my chaotic explanation.

    I've probably left out important things, but just ask.
    I'm sorry I'm such a noob, but I really like playing around with stuff like this :)



  • Did you add a firewall rule on OPT1 to allow access?  Only LAN gets a rule by default. All other interfaces must have one added.



  • @KOM:

    Did you add a firewall rule on OPT1 to allow access?  Only LAN gets a rule by default. All other interfaces must have one added.

    Thanks for the reply.

    I just copied the rules from LAN. Here's how the rules look like:



  • You only have TCP traffic enabled.  What about UDP?  You can get rid of rules 1 and rule 2, unless you run IP6 traffic on your network.  Edit rule 3 so that it's using wildcard for everything and any for protocol.  You say you can ping websites but not access them.  Can you resolve any hostnames?  Is DNS working properly?


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