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Old 11-16-2005, 03:27 PM   #1
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Help needed with IPCop Firewall and active FTP


Hello all,

I am brand spanking new to Linux and was basically thrown into this due to a firewall going down and not being put up by the person working on it in a timely manner. I am working as a volunteer net admin for a local school, and recently put up an IPCop firewall/Gateway for their network. In doing this, the person who maintains the web page can no longer do this through the firewall. He is very inexperienced, and only knows how to use Frontpage. There are many other issues that take this much deeper, but I was wondering if anyone had any experience with IPCop and configuring it so that it would work with an active FTP program such as Frontpage.

I know moving to a new html editor would probably be best, but I'm trying to do this with no current budget, a 4 week or so backlog of web updates that need to be made, and a person who is very inexperienced in Linux (me) and a person who barely knows how to use frontpage.

Any advice in this direction would be appreciated.

Thanks,

Cory
 
Old 11-16-2005, 04:02 PM   #2
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Well where IS this guy? coming in from the internet, and ipcop is internet facing? you should be able to just open up port 21 inbound and forward it on to whatever machine you need to provide access to. I'd certianly try to take steps to make this more secure of course... only allow a single ip address to get it - let's hope he has a staticish ip address from wherever he's coming from, but other than that there isn't a huge amount more you can do for the firewall. make sure whatever is listening on the web server itself... IIS? will only accept a single username log in, and again only from one IP.
 
Old 11-16-2005, 07:20 PM   #3
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Let me clarify some on this. The website is hosted offsite at another location. (We do not have an internet connection which we can host an internal webserver at this time) The person who does the website editing does it from behind the firewall (ie from inside the school) through Frontpage. The web server is hosted by the former net admin of the school (who was also a volunteer) and I am unsure of all of the logistics of the host server. I do know that with the previous firewall (based on mandrake) Frontpage worked fine. With the switch to IPCop, it will not work at all.

In short, the problem is going out of the firewall, not coming in.

Sorry for the Confusion.

Cory
 
Old 11-16-2005, 10:16 PM   #4
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can that machine get out under normally? in other words can they browse the web, can they even see the web site you are trying to connect to?

you can always open up a command window in windows and type ftp://IP and see what happens. there is a possibility it is not the IPCop, but the other firewall on the web server side.

also what is the web site hosted on windows, apple, or *nix?

if it is apple or any other variant of *nix, then you can just use winSCP and access the proper port (default for ssh and scp = 22) and copy the page up that way.
 
Old 11-17-2005, 12:05 AM   #5
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Web browsing works, IM clients, streaming audio, everything else works but the Front Page. (Even an FTP client) We just cannot get Frontpage to work. The website is hosted on an NT box.

Cory
 
Old 11-17-2005, 12:08 PM   #6
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can you use the command line to ftp up to the NT box?
 
  


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