From our sister blog www.shanekillen.com . We will be moving those pfSense blog posts from there to good blog for ease of finding.
I always like to talk about what a firewall will do. But sometimes I have to talk about what a firewall won't do. Today, it's PFSense's day to get this kind of talk.
So why doesn't PFSense do DHCP for non connected networks? I don't know the answer. What I do know is that other vendors, like Palo Alto and Sonicwall will do DHCP for non directly connected networks. It's not the end of the world, but just something to note.