2.4.2 New Features and Changes

New features and changes for this release of pfSense® software:

Security / Errata


  • Fixed PPP interfaces with a VLAN parent when using the new VLAN names #7981

  • Fixed issues with QinQ interfaces failing to show as active #7942

  • Fixed a panic/crash when disabling a LAGG interface #7940

  • Fixed issues with LAGG interfaces losing their MAC address #7928

  • Fixed a crash in radvd on SG-3100 (ARM) #8022

  • Fixed an issue with UDP packet drops on SG-1000 #7426

  • Added an interface to manage the built-in switch on the SG-3100 Trimmed more characters off the interface description to avoid console menu output line wrapping on a VGA console

  • Fixed handling of the VIP uniqueid parameter when changing VIP types

  • Fixed PPP link parameter field display when a VLAN parent interface was selected #8098

Operating System

  • Fixed issues resulting from having a manually configured filesystem layout with a separate /usr slice #8065

  • Fixed issues updating ZFS systems created ZFS using an MBR partition scheme (empty /boot due to bootpool not being imported) #8063

  • Fixed issues with BGP sessions utilizing MD5 TCP signatures in routing daemon packages #7969

  • Updated dpinger to 3.0

  • Enhanced the update repository selection choices and methods

  • Updated the system tunables that tell the OS not harvest data from interrupts, point-to-point interfaces and Ethernet devices to reflect the new name/format for FreeBSD 11

  • Changed ruleset processing so that it retries if another process is in the middle of an update, rather than presenting an error to the user

  • Fixed some UEFI boot issues on various platforms


  • Fixed invalid entries in /etc/ssl/openssl.cnf (only affected non-standard usage of openssl in the cli/shell) #8059

  • Fixed LDAP authentication when the server uses a globally trusted root CA (new CA selection for “Global Root CA List”) #8044

  • Fixed issues creating a certificate with a wildcard CN/SAN #7994

  • Added validation to the Certificate Manager to prevent importing a non-certificate authority certificate into the CA tab #7885


  • Fixed a problem using IPsec CA certificates when the subject contains multiple RDNs of the same type #7929

  • Fixed an issue with enabling IPsec mobile client support in translated languages #8043

  • Fixed issues with IPsec status display/output, including multiple entries (one disconnected, one connected) #8003

  • Fixed display of multiple connected mobile IPsec clients #7856

  • Fixed display of child SA entries #7856


  • Added an option for OpenVPN servers to utilize “redirect-gateway ipv6” to act as the default gateway for connecting VPN clients with IPv6, similar to “redirect-gateway def1” for IPv4. #8082

  • Fixed the OpenVPN Client Certificate Revocation List option #8088

Traffic Shaping

  • Fixed an error when configuring a limiter over 2Gb/s (new max is 4Gb/s) #7979

  • Fixed issues with bridge network interfaces not supporting ALTQ #7936

  • Fixed issues with vtnet network interfaces not supporting ALTQ #7594

  • Fixed an issue with Status > Queues failing to display statistics for VLAN interfaces #8007

  • Fixed an issue with traffic shaping queues not allowing the total of all child queues to be 100% #7786

  • Fixed an issue with limiters given invalid fractional/non-integer values from limiter entries or passed to Captive Portal from RADIUS #8097


  • Fixed selection of IPv6 gateways when creating a new firewall rule #8053

  • Fixed errors on the Port Forward configuration page resulting from stale/non-pfSense cookie/query data #8039

  • Fixed setting VLAN Priority via firewall rules #7973


  • Fixed a problem with XMLRPC synchronization when the synchronization user has a password containing spaces #8032

  • Fixed XMLRPC Issues with Captive Portal vouchers #8079


  • Added an option to disable HSTS for the GUI web server #6650

  • Changed the GUI web service to block direct download of .inc files #8005

  • Fixed sorting of Services on the dashboard widget and Services Status page #8069

  • Fixed an input issue where static IPv6 entries allowed invalid input for address fields #8024

  • Fixed a JavaScript syntax error in traffic graphs when invalid data is encountered (e.g. user was logged out or session cleared) #7990

  • Fixed sampling errors in Traffic Graphs #7966

  • Fixed a JavaScript error on Status > Monitoring #7961

  • Fixed a display issue with empty tables on Internet Explorer 11 #7978

  • Changed configuration processing to use an exception rather than die() when it detects a corrupted configuration

  • Added filtering to the pfTop page

  • Added a means for packages to display a modal to the user (e.g. reboot required before package can be used)


  • Fixed display of available updates on the Installed Packages Dashboard widget #8035

  • Fixed a font issue in the Support Dashboard widget #7980

  • Fixed formatting of disk slices/partitions in the System Information Dashboard widget

  • Fixed an issue with the Pictures widget when there is no valid picture saved #7896


  • Fixed display of packages which have been removed from the repository in the Package Manager #7946

  • Fixed an issue displaying locally installed packages when the remote package repository is unavailable #7917


  • Fixed interface binding in ntpd so it does not erroneously listen on all interfaces #8046

  • Fixed a problem where restarting the syslogd service would make sshlockout_pf process orphans #7984

  • Added support for the ClouDNS dynamic DNS provider #7823

  • Fixed an issue in the User and Group Manager pages when operating on entries immediately after deleting an entry #7733

  • Changed the setup wizard so it skips interface configuration when run on an AWS EC2 Instance #6459

  • Fixed an IGMP Proxy issue with All-multicast mode on SG-1000 #7710