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Old 11-21-2001, 02:18 PM   #1
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Active and Passive FTP


Could somebody be so kind to define/explain to me the meaning of and difference between "active" and "passive" FTP?

I would also like to know the relationship of active/passive FTP to firewall rules, ports to remain open/closed, etc.

Many thanks in advance.
 
Old 11-21-2001, 02:39 PM   #2
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Check this out

Well, you can check this out

The answer.......
 
Old 11-21-2001, 03:29 PM   #3
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nice doc. I appreciate the quick reply.

If i understand correctly, you can more securely manage your firewall by specifying a range of ports that the FTP server will accept data connections on?

Does anyone know of the option within proftpd to configure this option? (If such a one exists?)
 
Old 11-24-2001, 09:48 PM   #4
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Check out the appendix to the above document, it tells you how to do it in ProFTPd.
 
  


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