Can't update website from outside the network. pfSense is blocking
Posted on 2014-10-31
We have a wordpress site that employees can access internally and externally to update their respective information as needed. We can log in to the site and make updates internally but employees can't do it when they are external.
The site is reachable externally and they can log in to see everything but even if they try to upload any file at all, it just spins and says that the file is uploading but it never leaves the screen that says it's updating.
Interestingly enough, the file transfer actually does complete for some users but they end up getting blocked by pfSense.
I have tried this from home and my PC gets blocked by Snort with this message:
(http_inspect) BARE BYTE UNICODE ENCODING - 10/31/14-15:10:57
On the Snort alerts, my IP is listed like this:
Date Pri Proto Class Source SPort Destination DPort SID
10/31/14 3 TCP Not Suspicious Traffic <My IP> 53621 <Website IP> 80 119:4
(http_inspect) BARE BYTE UNICODE ENCODING
Any direction would be helpful.