[talk] Who's built redundant pfsense setups?

Justin Sherrill justin at shiningsilence.com
Fri Dec 5 09:36:53 EST 2014

On Thu, Dec 4, 2014 at 2:34 PM, Sevan / Venture37 <venture37 at gmail.com> wrote:
>So I'd say buy a switch which actually supports STP/RSTP (not "loop protection" as per
> budget HP grear) & allows the configuration & VLAN's. that should be sufficient.

I have a pair of Netgate C2758 units, a 10m link through Time Warner,
and a 3m link through Windstream, and a single switch that acts as the
gateway for the company.  Looking at the docs, and going by what you
said, it appears I need:

2 switches talking STP
2 ports on each pfsense device to reach those two switches
1 port on each pfsense device to talk to each other, for pfsync.
1 port on each pfsense device to talk to the inside of the network.

I suppose I could eliminate that internal switch as the gateway for
the internal network, and point at the virtual IP for the pfsense
devices instead, to reduce complexity.

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