Permanently? Not so easy. Temporarily, easy. echo “nameserver x.x.x.x” > /etc/resolv.conf route add default y.y.y.y Where x.x.x.x is your DNS and y.y.y.y is your gateway. Once you’re in the GUI, fix up the settings properly and you’re good.
In the PFsense docs it tells you to use the ‘alias’ option in the web interface… but this won’t work for routed (non-NAT) interfaces that require more than 1 subnet attached to them. To overcome this, I utilized this article: http://doc.pfsense.org/multiple-subnets-one-interface-pfsense.pdf In summary: Log into the webGUI, and click Diagnostics -> Backup/Restore. Click the “Download […]
FreeBSD is great for certain tasks (such as firewalls and other embedded devices), but has some real shortcomings when it comes to booting from attached or remote storage. This severely complicates the installation process in some cases. In my case, I have a remote server in a rack with no CD-ROM. Pulling the server from […]