Subject: Re: ipnat - ftp-proxy not working
To: der Mouse <mouse@Rodents.Montreal.QC.CA>
From: Eric Haszlakiewicz <>
List: tech-net
Date: 07/30/2004 18:34:08
On Fri, Jul 30, 2004 at 11:29:10AM -0400, der Mouse wrote:
> > The problem I have is that active mode ftp is not working through
> > ipnat's ftp-proxy.
> Is that even supposed to work?  I thought you had to use passive mode.
	That's the whole point of ftp-proxy.  It's only in active mode that
the server opens a connection to the client, which is what needs support
from the NATing router.  If you're doing passive mode, as long as the NAT
allows arbitrary outgoing connections, ftp just works w/o any extra work
by the router.