PFSense dropping SSH when using alternative ports
We are Nating an external port to port 22 on the lan for SSH connection, but everytime I attempt to ssh -p xxxxx user@domain i get as far as password but after that is as if the connection is dropped …. Any suggestions ?
Hmmm, well I forward a non-standard port to 22 on an inside host and it works fine. Have you tried different ports?
Does it do this when connecting to the SSH server on its local address? It is likely an issue on your SSH server itself. If you don't have a shell defined for the user (one that will stick around and not just close immediately), it will close the connection after authentication.
I am not sure if mortified is the correct word but basically I did not Auto fill from NAT and my firewall rule was pointing to incorrect IP address ….. It works like a charm when it is set correctly !!