In Bridge Mode, firewall seems to be blocking HP and Dell downloads



  • Hello,

    I have a pFsense server in a test/live (kind of live) environment.  pFsense seems to be working great all in all. One issue I have noticed is when trying to download drivers from either HP's or Dell's web site, the firewall appears to be blocking those files being downloaded.

    I have shaping turned on, we have 60meg up and down, and we are prioritizing VoIP and limiting P2P.  I have removed the limits set for P2P and we are still seeing the box block HP and Dell downloads.  Those two web sites seem to be slow as well.  When we remove the pFsense server from the equation, all is well.  The sites appear to respond (speed wise) normally and we can then download drivers from those two sites.

    Anything else I should be looking into?

    Thanks in advance.


  • Rebel Alliance Developer Netgate

    Are these FTP links or HTTP links for downloads?

    I'm not sure how well FTP might interact with a bridged scenario.



  • It does appear to be an FTP download.  Any thoughts on a work around for this?

    I did find this, not sure it will help me.  http://doc.pfsense.org/index.php/FTP_Troubleshooting


  • Rebel Alliance Developer Netgate

    Make sure the FTP helper is disabled on all interfaces, for one. Aside from that, you'll need to make whatever firewall rule adjustments you need to let your FTP clients work. You might see if using Active vs Passive FTP makes any difference.


  • Rebel Alliance Developer Netgate

    Actually I was just reminded by someone else that ftpsesame should work in a bridged scenario, so you may also want to try to enable the FTP helper on LAN if it has been disabled.


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