Pfsense outbound ftp with multiwan

If you use multiwan with pfsense and like me you have issues making outbound ftp connections try disabling the userland FTP-Proxy application on the LAN interface. It may stop you from being able to do active ftp connections but at least you can use ftp. With it enabled I was unable to make any outbound ftp connections active or passive.

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  • Asim Windows XP Firefox 3.0.5 wrote:

    In addition to the option you provided, another option “Use sticky connections” also need to be checked in “System > Advanced”. This result in successful FTP connection.

    Anyways, thanks for the help in first step (disabling the userland FTP-Proxy application on the LAN interface). 🙂

  • Thanks for pointing that out, I had already had those enabled. I did seem to have problems with multiwan load balancing. Its possible that I chose poorly with my hosts to monitor. I would have links go up and down all the time. The load balancing did work but it would take a minute to recognize the link was down and people would get timeouts. By the time they tried again the routing rule had kicked in and things were fine. I suspected this was an issue with the load balancing so I disabled it and now I just route specific traffic over a specific link with much greater success. Please post back if you think about it and let me know how it works out for you.

  • Thanks for the tip; that’s just saved me a big of faffing around!

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