Manually Editing the pfSense ConfigurationΒΆ

After editing the configuration, you will need to reload the entirety of config.xml. There are a few ways of doing this:

  1. Reboot the firewall.

  2. Delete the configuration cache file:

    rm /tmp/config.cache

    Then, on a page, or pages, relevant to the config area(s) that changed, click the Save button.

  3. Run the viconfig command to bring up config.xml in vi. Upon exiting vi, the configuration cache file will automatically be removed.