Troubleshooting FTP Connections

pfSense® software does not have a built-in FTP proxy, but one is available as an add-on package.

Rules to allow FTP

If problems are encountered with FTP, check the rules to/from FTP devices, ensure that both the control port and PASV range are allowed.


  • Disable the FTP Proxy and attempt the connection again

  • Use SCP/SFTP which only needs one port to traverse the firewall since it is wrapped in SSH (a safe AND simple way of traversing a firewall!)

  • Don’t use FTP (highly recommended option)