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How to Setup An Alias In pfsense To Simplify Firewall Rules

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  1. Erik Gurney - September 9, 2020

    What version of Linux you running? That gui looks nice and clean!

  2. ramhee - September 9, 2020

    amazing tutorial

  3. Cas .K - September 9, 2020

    if you want allow internet from your vlan you also need to allow it to go to the router itself and allow port 53.

  4. STANLEY FONGANG - September 9, 2020

    Please how do i make a URL alias to allow some local IPs to be able to access those urls, without being blocked by pfBlockerNG ?

  5. VANHUSSEN - September 9, 2020

    Can pfsense block access internet by mac address on interface LAN?

  6. TheRangeControl - September 9, 2020

    I was trying to find how to create an alias for a list of private networks… buuuuut, you already that the LTS_private networks…. sooooo… you basically only showed us the rules part without much help on the host. 🙁

  7. z i z z u - September 9, 2020

    What if i put URLS to block?? I have a list of microsoft URLS becouse i'd like to shut down communications from Windows to Microsoft. What happens internally? Will it translate URLS to ips via dns queries one time or what??

  8. Tomos Evans - September 9, 2020

    In the section where you uses IP ranges in firewall rules, is it possible to have an 'internet' alias that could be the only allow for an IOT network? I am experimenting a lot with networks and dont want an alias for the networks that each network is BLOCKED from, I would rather have you are ALLOWED to talk to the internet, but thats it.

    My current solution is having 'local_networks' be all networks (including the iot network) allow iot-> !local_networks and then having specific allows for the iot net -> iot addr and iot net -> iot net above that

  9. Eric Gagnon - September 9, 2020

    You always create great videos about How To, please continue your good work

  10. Marcel Molleman - September 9, 2020

    Hi, I just want to know why not use RFC1918 subnets to block on LAN and after that ALLOW the LAN net to everything. I think it does the same, right? Or am I missing something?
    Create an alias named: RFC1918 with these subnets ( and then create an REJECT rule with source LAN net and destination RFC1918. After that just create another rule with PASS and source LAN net to ANY. Just like the PFSense manual states, right here:
    It's on 3/4 of the page, where it says: LAN Configuration.
    Works like a charm.

    I skipped the part of ALLOW DNS to LAN Address and ICMP from LAN net to LAN Address.

    Thanks for your great videos, learning a lot from them!

  11. lesther abong - September 9, 2020

    Deny all internet access but allow selected websites. How to do that? thanks in advance sir 🙂 🙂

  12. Dos Maiz - September 9, 2020

    Hey, can you specify which port type (TCP/UDP) is used when assigning a port number to an alias? Or will the Alias just give access to both TCP and UDP?

  13. VANHUSSEN - September 9, 2020

    Deny all internet access but allow selected websites. How to do that?

  14. Not Public - September 9, 2020

    This video was very helpful cheers!

  15. Unkyjoe's Playhouse - September 9, 2020

    Hey Tom, looks like someone is using your content, also sent you an e-mail.

    Great vids, keep up the great content.

  16. HuMaNiTaRiAn1 - September 9, 2020

    4:36 is that a picture of the WHOLE internet? Be careful with that

  17. Brandon Brooks - September 9, 2020

    Making aliases now………

  18. Unkyjoe's Playhouse - September 9, 2020

    Great video's! I finally am starting to understand how to use PFSense effectively in my own network. Great piece of software. Thanks for doing these.

  19. Willie Wonka - September 9, 2020

    I would love to see you tackle gaming behind pfsense and having the NAT type as open as possible while being secure.

  20. Pietje NL - September 9, 2020

    When you want to connect or let a dynamic IP trough it can also be setup here, so you can use it in the firewall rules.
    I use it to let my NAS sync to another family member that has a dynamic IP.

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