Subject: Re: FTP Proxy
To: Thor Lancelot Simon <>
From: Lucio De Re <>
List: tech-net
Date: 04/04/2000 15:47:09
On Tue, Apr 04, 2000 at 09:44:44AM -0400, Thor Lancelot Simon wrote:
> Where did you get the idea that NAT made passive mode FTP impractical?
Is it the PORT command that, in passive mode, sends the IP address of
the client, to which the remote server must connect?  How is the remote
to perform the translation?

In my case, I have going across, I certainly cannot expect
the FTP server to guess what the actual advertised address should be on
the other side of the NAT.

Or am I missing some feature of the FTP client?