Access FTP server via wan
i have created an FTP server in computer behind PFsense
and have created dynamic DNS to my WAN IP for accessing thsi FTP to internet
when i'm connecting to my FTP via internet i have this error
The connection has timed out
The server at 188.8.131.52 is taking too long to respond.
The site could be temporarily unavailable or too busy. Try again in a few
If you are unable to load any pages, check your computer's network
If your computer or network is protected by a firewall or proxy, make sure
that Firefox is permitted to access the Web.
i think i can't access my FTP server via internet
plz can someone here help me
this is my network
INTERNET–------------>>>PFSENSE---------------->>> LAN(FTP SERVER)
dynamic IP WAN IP:41.204.105165 LAN IP:192.168.123.0/253
sorry i'm newbie
thanks in advance for all your help
You need at least a port forward rule to forward TCP access to port 21 (FTP) on WAN IP address to your ftp server. Otherwise the FTP access gets to pfSense where it is (probably) blocked by default WAN firewall rule.
To add on to that, if you are connecting through a firewall, or a NAT of any sort, while connecting to your ftp server, you should use passive mode FTP.
FTP in normal mode will connect over port 21 as a control port, and send data to a random high number port. Since this port is arbitrary, and unsolicited (from the firewalls prospective) it will be dropped, although some firewalls are clever enough to deal with ftp.
I have to assume he got it working from a port forward aspect atleast?
Connected to 184.108.40.206.
220 Welcome to the OpenDreambox FTP service.
Or maybe his IP address changed and this is someone else that has ftp open? ;)