Subject: Re: status of ftp.netbsd.org
To: Todd Vierling <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Steven Grunza <email@example.com>
Date: 08/09/2001 13:59:35
The "-" didn't work (see below). I'll try to talk with our Network Admin...
hw-sbus# ftp ftp.netbsd.org
Connected to ftp.netbsd.org.
220 ftp.netbsd.org FTP server (NetBSD-ftpd 20010417) ready.
Name (ftp.netbsd.org:root): -ftp
331 Password required for -ftp.
530 Login incorrect.
ftp: Login failed.
Remote system type is UNIX.
Using binary mode to transfer files.
At 09:41 AM 8/9/2001 -0400, Todd Vierling wrote:
>On Wed, 8 Aug 2001, Steven M. Bellovin wrote:
>: >220 ftp.netbsd.org FTP server (NetBSD-ftpd 20010417) ready.
>: Someone else had a similar problem a few weeks ago. I had a similar
>: problem several months ago. My problem turned out to be a
>: configuration issue on a Checkpoint firewall. Here's what our network
>: administrator said:
>This doesn't work with all firewalls (because they don't all have the
>configuration to get around this). I've had problems with this in the past
>when working for companies with Internet gestapo divisions....
>The problem is the leading "220-" line on the FTP greeting, above. This is
>caused by the "ftpwelcome" file (see ftpd(8)), which is currently an
>existing but empty file on ftp.netbsd.org.
>Not all firewalls are capable of dealing with extension lines. You can
>prepend "-" to the username to omit them, but only if you get the login
>prompt first (before any extension lines are sent).
>I've Bcc:'d the NetBSD server admins on this; hopefully it will be fixed.
>ADMINS: Someone please remove the /etc/ftpwelcome file entirely from
>-- Todd Vierling <firstname.lastname@example.org> * Wasabi NetBSD: Run with it.
>-- NetBSD 1.5 now available on CD-ROM -- http://www.wasabisystems.com/