Portfoward assistance need



  • ok have something odd going on

    I have created a nat rule on the wan that source is any source port any, destination is lan address, port is 25565

    I have done a packet capture and I get packets form a wan address to pfsense router then I check the lan and I see packets from going to my internal ip and on both at the end is says tcp 0

    I look at the firewall and it doesn't show any traffic to that port

    I turned off the pfsense firewall and windows firewall and check and it was still closed

    *I always checked the port form outside my network

    I don't know what is going on please help


  • Rebel Alliance



  • I've already looked at these that is where I got the packet capture from.


  • LAYER 8 Netgate

    Go through everything in the troubleshooting list.  It will be something listed there.

    Post your NAT rule and the associated firewall rule. We have to see what you have done not what you say you have done.



  • You're seeing it leave the LAN to the correct destination IP, and nothing in reply, which means the host isn't replying (or is replying to the wrong place). That would be #2, 3 or 4 here.
    https://doc.pfsense.org/index.php/Port_Forward_Troubleshooting



  • the default gateway is the router its the only router i have. Ive turned the firewall off when testing to see if the port was open. I have now idea if the client is listening to that port





  • LAYER 8 Netgate

    I have now idea if the client is listening to that port

    Can you connect to the LAN IP address on the port locally?

    If the host is unix there's netstat -an | grep -i listen

    There's just not a lot more to it. It looks like you've done the forward correctly and the troubleshooting list covers just about everything else that would keep it from working.



  • my client is windows 10


  • LAYER 8 Global Moderator

    What packet capture?  I don't see any packet capture..

    This really takes like 30 seconds to troubleshoot…  Capture on your wan do you see?  Capture on your lan do you see it going to your client, if no answer from client than clients not listening, you have wrong client or client firewall..

    Common issues, client firewall.  Traffic never getting to pfsense to forward in the first place.  Wrong Port, Wrong Client.. All of which is clearly listed in the troubleshooting doc.

    Windows can do netstat just like linux..  Validate the box your forwarding to is actually listening on that port, validate with simple netstat, connect to it from a local client, etc.



  • @johnpoz:

    What packet capture?  I don't see any packet capture..

    This really takes like 30 seconds to troubleshoot…  Capture on your wan do you see?  Capture on your lan do you see it going to your client, if no answer from client than clients not listening, you have wrong client or client firewall..

    Common issues, client firewall.  Traffic never getting to pfsense to forward in the first place.  Wrong Port, Wrong Client.. All of which is clearly listed in the troubleshooting doc.

    Windows can do netstat just like linux..  Validate the box your forwarding to is actually listening on that port, validate with simple netstat, connect to it from a local client, etc.

    I haven't uploaded the packet capture to the forum yet but will do.


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