FTP/PPPoe on OPT1



  • Hi,

    I have only one issue, but I think that we have two ways to solve it.

    Some computers on my network should have their traffic only by a specific ISP, always. But FTP is the most used service on them, and pfSense only allow FTP traffic on WAN. I use a PPPoE connection on WAN and a DHCP on OPT1.

    There are two ways to solve it, I just need to know which one is possible, and how to do it.

    • Force FTP traffic to to through OPT1.
    • Use PPPoE on OPT1.

    Thanks in advance,
    V.



  • If you are using 1.2.3-release, PPPoE on OPT1 is not possible, thus the PPPoE should be set up on the WAN interface.

    Regardless, you can force FTP traffic to go through either connection with a LAN firewall rule.



  • All ports I can forward to OPT1, except FTP. I saw on some pfSense doc telling that due to some weird stuff, FTP can traffic ONLY via WAN. :(



  • Didn't know about this. Sorry.



  • It only works only on the WAN if you use the FTP-helper.

    If you disable the ftp-helper on all related ports, configure manually a passive port-range on the server and then forward 21 and <your_port_range>from WAN and OPT1 you can access it from both.

    Also see: http://doc.pfsense.org/index.php/Howto_setup_ftp_server_behind_pfsense</your_port_range>


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