up and running –
after the issue with the mac address(es) with the network interfaces fixed, then the firewall would not allow access to any ftp connections going outbound. thankfully Holger on the pfsense support mailing list suggested to select the “Disable the userland FTP-Proxy application” on the system – advanced window. after that smooth sailing. Thanks again Holger.
below is a link to the screen shot of the status: interfaces window showing the in/out packet stats for the three interfaces on the ip330. as you can see the mac address for the opt1 interface is still spoofed (01:02:03:04:05:ff where it shows up as ff:ff:ff:ff:ff:ff as noted in the alert/status bar at the top of the screen in blue) but it is up and running and tested to make sure that the mac spoofing doesnt affect any connected device.