Paul-Andrew Joseph Miseiko
esoteric at teardrop.ca
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
ftp.microsoft.com 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. ;)
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[mailto:hybrid-bounces at lists.ircd-hybrid.org] On Behalf Of W. Campbell
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 ftp.blackened.com
Connected to ftp.blackened.com.
220 dinan.blackened.com FTP server (Version 6.00LS) ready.
Name (ftp.blackened.com:wcampbel): 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.
Passive mode off.
Passive mode on.
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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