Subject: Re: Off-topic: Dumb IPNAT question
To: Greg Earle <earle@isolar.Tujunga.CA.US>
From: David Brownlee <>
List: current-users
Date: 06/14/1998 17:45:05
	Does the Rhapsody ftp client understand 'passive'?

	Otherwise is /usr/share/examples/ipf/ftp-proxy of any
	use? (This is frm a -cuurent box, not gone looking under 1.3.X)


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On Sun, 14 Jun 1998, Greg Earle wrote:

> (Sorry for the off-topic post, but I know people are using IPNAT under NetBSD)
> I've got a SPARCstation clone here at home and a couple of Macs on an internal
> Ethernet.  I've got IPNAT running on the SPARC clone and I'm using 192.168.1.x
> for my internal network.
> Up to now, everything's been just peachy with this setup, modulo a strange
> problem with Web pages whereby the last image on each page never seems to
> be completely downloaded (like as if there's never a final FIN/ACK handshake
> negotiated for the page).  I've always hit "Stop" and then "Reload" or just
> clicked on the unfinished image to work around it.
> Today I loaded Rhapsody DR2 on my G3 Mac.  Now I can't FTP to anywhere because
> anything - like "dir" - that uses PORT commands issues PORTs with, of course,
> the real address of the machine.  So it issues "PORT 192,168,1,3,4,4" commands
> and the target host dutifully tries to send ftp-data packets off to
> instead of back to my IPNAT gateway, naturally.
> I'm sure I'm not the first person to run into this problem!  Is there some
> way to tell IPNAT to change these PORT commands on the fly (I doubt it), or
> do I have to tell the Rhapsody box to use my IPNAT host as an FTP Proxy of
> some sort?
> Thanks for any advice,
> 	- Greg