NAT Problem - outbound ports not working correctly

  • Good day,

    I am new to pfSense, and am having a bit of a strange problem.  I set up a basic config:  LAN addresses are, WAN net is (with the gateway  I have IP Blocklist, squid, and squid lightspeed packages loaded.  I tried using the Automatic Outbound NAT and configuring a manual rule with the same result:

    1. on an iPad (ios 5), when I view the app store, I can see updates to apps.  when I try to download the update, it eventually returns an error that it can not contact the store.
    2. on an iPad (ios 5) imap email to is slow and unreliable.  I have not tried to replicate this problem elsewhere yet to see if it is a problem with imap or a problem with the iPad device.

    Currently I am using a manual rule:
    Interface: Wan
    Protocol: any
    Destination type: any
        Source: blank
    Translation: interface address
        Port: blank
    No XMLRPC Sync: blank

    Any sugegestions would be appreciated.  Thanks.

  • Rebel Alliance Developer Netgate

    It is highly doubtful that your problem is NAT. Your problem is more likely with squid. Disable squid, and see if it works.

  • Thanks for the suggestion.  You were mostly right :). The problem was IP block list.  Evidently one of the lists doesn't like apple.

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