FTP with pfsense 2.3.2

  • Hey!

    I'm the ict guy in a high school. We recently changed our old router by a pfsense. We have only one issue. We cannot use ftp (client behind pfsense).

    We have some students that needs to use FTP to upload their website to a webhost. They use filezilla but get an "cannot connect to the server".

    The pfsense is only used as router. It has dual wan (loadbalancing).

    Client is behind pfsense. Server is on the internet.

    Am I missing a setting?


  • LAYER 8 Netgate

    There is an FTP client proxy package if you must have active FTP clients behind pfSense. Switching to passive FTP would be recommended. Switching to something like SFTP would be recommended even higher.

  • LAYER 8 Global Moderator

    That your using a webhost that still uses ftp… I would check, any decent webhost will support sftp..  ftp really does need to die ;)  Users of services that do not complain that current more secure methods of file transfer are not available is the only thing that keeps it up and running.

    Shoot I was complaining to my host that they didn't support chacha20 on their ssh/sftp ;)  If all they had was ftp, I wouldn't be using them that is for sure..

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