Running a domain controller in AWS with pfSense was one of the main goals I had for this whole project. It took a fair bit of research to get everything up and running but I eventually figured it out with the help of the pfsense.org forum (thanks, guys!).
It’s about time we get our hands dirty and establish our Site to Site VPN between pfSense and AWS VPC. This tutorial will be a long one, as we go through every single step that gets us up and running and leaves no questions open for you! This tutorial especially covers the use of Scenario 4: VPC with a Private Subnet Only and Hardware VPN Access on AWS.
Welcome to a new series of tutorials going in the direction of cloud architecture and specifically to AWS with pfSense. In this day and age, a lot of companies don’t want in-house hardware anymore, as the cost of providing a climatized server room and buying physical hardware can get quite high.
Here is where AWS, Amazon Web Services comes into play. You can set up a virtual server in no time and connect it to your internal network through a site to site VPN tunnel.
Today I want to introduce a new category and a new tutorial series: The AWS Tutorial Series. This series is specifically focused on Amazon Web Services (AWS) in combination with pfSense.
In this guide, I will show you how to improve surfing speed with pfSense using Namebench.
Namebench is a DNS benchmarking tool that measures the response time of your DNS servers and compares it to other publicly available DNS servers.
In this guide, I will show you how backup your pfSense Configuration and why it is important to do so.
Especially if you experiment around a lot, it’s an easy way to restore back to a working configuration. I had to use this feature many times and I usually keep my backups of a few different states.
In this pfSense DNS Server Guide, I want to give you an introduction into the world of DNS. What is DNS and what does it do inside of your pfSense box?
As you know these tutorials are more guided towards beginners, so I won’t go too deep into the material.