Subject: Re: Off-topic: Dumb IPNAT question
To: Greg Earle <earle@isolar.Tujunga.CA.US>
From: David Brownlee <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 06/14/1998 18:23:03
On Sun, 14 Jun 1998, Greg Earle wrote:
> However, I suspect there's no way to tell Netscape or Internet Exploder to use
> PASV instead of PORT commands, is there? I still have an occasional need to
> boot the Mac into Allegro (MacOS) ... Then again, I don't remember having
> this problem before, so maybe Netscape *does* use PASV mode by default ...
Virtually all web browsers use passive ftp by default...
As an aside - I've just installed 'wwwoffle' from pkgsrc which
provides a _very_ nice small scale web/ftp proxy/cache, complete
with lots of nice support for offline reading and automatic
fetching of pages.
Just install the package, add wwwoffle -online to ip-up and
-offline to ip-down, set your proxy and away you go...
Even more of a boon if you have multiple hosts at home and would
rather they all shared the same cache..
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