How to allow Passive FTPES through an IPSEC VPN tunnel in pfSense 2.0

  • Hello,

    I am trying to allow FTPES traffic through an IPSEC tunnel.  I have allowed FTP and TCP 998-990, but the FileZilla clients are still getting stuck when they try to enter passive mode.  The server is running FileZilla server.

    I don't see enabling 'FTP Helper' as an option anymore in pfSense 2.0, does anyone know how to configure this?  Changing the file transfer protocol isn't an option at this point.

    Thanks for your help,


  • 998-990 is the pasv range in your FTP server?

  • Hi, my version of FileZilla server didn't have this option.  I upgraded the version of FileZilla server and was able to configure the passive port range OK.  I am now able to configure firewall rules and use FTPES OK through the pfSense.



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