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Okay pfSense is really nice, but OPNsense is really nicer.

Seems a bit better with regard to some security features (ssh, console access) and more polished all around. DNS ad blocklisting is built in, you don't even need to install a package.

@PsychoLlama I used OPNsense for a while after coming from ClearOS. I liked it pretty well and I didn't need most of the features in ClearOS. I'd definitely recommend it.

I can't say I loved Unbound DNS but I didn't try out the other offering within OPNSense.

@PsychoLlama It was probably the interaction with the DHCP server. The issue I didn't like was when I switched my laptop from wireless to wired, the DNS record stayed assigned to the WiFi IP instead of being replaced by the Ethernet IP. It would switch over immediately when I used ClearOS.

Maybe I can get that same behavior if I look into it more. I might just need the right combination of DHCP reservation.

@greypilgrim ah yeah, that would be annoying. I haven't done anything fancy with DNS yet. I'm sure there's a few surprises waiting 🙂

@PsychoLlama Still haven't tried opnsense, but a big fan of pfsense from a few years ago. At the time, the coolest thing was that you can run pfsense in a VM. I created some crazy lab networks with that 🙂

@mindofjoe ha, that's awesome! I'm looking forward to creating some crazy configurations of my own 🙃

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