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pfSense English Support => General Questions => Topic started by: sclarckone on January 02, 2018, 03:46:39 pm

Title: pfSense as a remote filtering gateway?
Post by: sclarckone on January 02, 2018, 03:46:39 pm
Hello there,

As a disclaimer first: I have general knowledge about networking but I'm not an expert and I've never used pfSense (yet).

I'd like to control web (both HTTP and HTTPS) traffic for some machines I have but I don't control the on-premise Internet gateway they use. After a bit of search I came up with the following idea:
In case it matters:
Since I'm not an expert, is my idea feasible at all?  ;D

And as far as I know pfSense usually runs on routers that have several NICs, will it make any difference if my "LAN NIC" is a virtual one?

Thanks for your help!
Title: Re: pfSense as a remote filtering gateway?
Post by: mrkool on January 02, 2018, 05:03:00 pm
from what you are trying to do you can just setup a vm with openvpn AS (it comes as a VM appliance ) and just vpn from your pc to it and than use opendns to filter traffic by categories or lists.