ircd-hybrid-7.1beta1 link

Paul-Andrew Joseph Miseiko esoteric at
Thu Jul 29 10:48:28 EDT 2004

You are probably correct about wget using active by default however fetch
will use the environment variable "FTP_PASSIVE_MODE" to determine if it
should use passive or active.

I have intentionally disabled active ftp for years and noticed just last
week that blackened for some odd reason goes against the trend and does not
support passive mode.  Maybe they want to be the opposite of which supports passive mode but not active mode. :)

To enable active FTP on your firewall all you need to do is allow incoming
packets from port 20 (default circumstancesddddddddddddr(was trying to get a
breadcrumb from between two keys there)).  People probably know now why
people disable active FTP support.  ;)

-----Original Message-----
From: hybrid-bounces at
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Sent: July 29, 2004 9:06 AM
To: pankeey; General IRCD-Hybrid Discussion
Subject: Re: ircd-hybrid-7.1beta1 link

The FTP site on blackened does not appear to function properly all the 
time with PASSIVE mode FTP.

wcampbel at botbay (wcampbel): ftp
Connected to
220 FTP server (Version 6.00LS) ready.
Name ( anonymous
331 Guest login ok, send your email address as password.
230 Guest login ok, access restrictions apply.
Remote system type is UNIX.
Using binary mode to transfer files.
ftp> passive
Passive mode off.
ftp> passive
Passive mode on.
ftp> ls
ftp: connect: Operation timed out

Note that many browsers use passive mode by default to avoid issues 
with client side firewalls.

If you haven't configured your local side to block active FTP data 
streams, you can try using the command line client or fetch/wget 
(which APPEAR to use active mode by default, according to the 
manpages) to download the file.  Otherwise, I'm afraid you are out of 

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