FTP from LAN to WAN1 to Server behind WAN2



  • I have 2 ISP links.

    WAN1: PUBLIC_IP_A
    WAN2: PUBLIC_IP_B

    My system in the primary LAN (192.168.1.1)
    My FTP server is in my secondary LAN (192.168.2.1)

    I want to test my upload speed in a VERY SPECIFIC WAY.

    I want to FTP OUT from WAN1 and back into WAN2

    From the Internet, I can get to the FTP server from both public IP addresses without issue.

    When I try this internally, I get no reply.

    I can ping either external address from any of my LAN interfaces.

    How would one go about making rules to allow me to FTP upload from WAN1 and back  into WAN2?



  • Hi burnsl,

    from what I have been told here it will not work if you have your public IPs inside your pfSense machine, at least the data will not leave WAN1 and come back over WAN2 but will use the internal route from WAN1 to WAN2 - so this is not suitable to make a speed test.

    If your public IPs are not inside pfSense you should set the gateway to WAN1 in a ftp rule for LAN to WAN2 IP .

    Jens



  • @jbcel:

    Hi burnsl,

    from what I have been told here it will not work if you have your public IPs inside your pfSense machine, at least the data will not leave WAN1 and come back over WAN2 but will use the internal route from WAN1 to WAN2 - so this is not suitable to make a speed test.

    If your public IPs are not inside pfSense you should set the gateway to WAN1 in a ftp rule for LAN to WAN2 IP .

    Jens

    Understood now.

    I just spun up a free AWS instance and put filezilla on it.  (so much easier)