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Routing and Multi-WAN

A core feature of any firewall or router is making decisions about where to send packets. In pfSense® software, gateways are hosts which forward traffic to other networks. Packets can be routed to a gateway based on their destination in a traditional way (static routes), based on firewall rule matching criteria (policy routing), or even to multiple gateways for load balancing or failover (multi-wan).

See also

There are also Packages which provide dynamic routing via protocols such as BGP and OSPF.