What am I doing wrong? - Web server behind pfsense

  • So I am trying to port forward web traffic to my web server.

    I go to firewall - NAT - Port forward and configure the following settings:

    Interface: WAN
    Protocol: TCP

    Destination: TRIED EVERY SETTING

    Redirect target IP:

    Redirect target port: 8888

    NAT reflection: Use default

    Nothing is working when I browse to the webstie. Says host is down. Website works when I just put my old ISP router on with the port forward added.

  • LAYER 8 Netgate

    Destination: TRIED EVERY SETTING

    That does nobody any good. How is it set NOW? That should probably be WAN address and whatever you need the port to be. Probably 80 or 443.

    You also need a firewall rule for the traffic. Did you allow the port forward rule to create one?

    The firewall rule on WAN should pass traffic to TCP/8888

    Show that too.

  • Sorry, here is an image of the settings:


  • Perfect.

    I changed it to WAN address and added the firewall rule for it as well.

    I'm not used to having to set a rule for a port forward.

    Thank you very much for your help :D

  • LAYER 8 Netgate

    The default is to set it for you. You apparently changed that.