Creating firewall rules

Creating a firewall rule in pfSense is easy, even if getting it to do exactly what you want isn't. To begin, navigate to Firewall | Rules. The Rules page has several tabs:

  • Each subnet gets its own tab. Thus, every non-VLAN interface gets a separate tab, and every VLAN gets a separate tab.
  • The leftmost tab is Floating, which is devoted to floating rules–rules that can apply to more than one interface and that can apply to traffic in both directions.
  • If you have configured VPNs, each different VPN protocol gets its own tab (for example, IPsec and OpenVPN):

Creating a rule involves the following steps:

  1. Once you have navigated to Firewall | Rules, click on the tab for the subnet for which you want to create the rule. ...

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