Subject: ftp proxy and windows xp firewall
To: None <>
From: Patrick Welche <>
List: tech-net
Date: 07/21/2005 21:52:40

Set up working ipf and pf firewalls, both doing ftp proxying (proxy port
ftp ftp/tcp in ipnat.conf for ipf, and the inetd ftp-proxy dance in pf).
Check that both active and passive ftp work.
With windows XP firewall switched off, check that ftp works through both
Now switch on the XP firewall, with ftp as one of the exceptions.
ipf works, pf gets blocked ! (the ftp-proxy data connection back to the xp client)

Now, what's the difference?