Subject: pf vs ftp
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From: der Mouse <mouse@Rodents.Montreal.QC.CA>
Date: 02/06/2006 16:52:48
Does pf special-case FTP? I set up a pf firewall (3.0) that's supposed
to allow anything as long as the connection is opened by the inside
side. I would have expected this to allow passive mode FTP to work.
But it doesn't work (though it's by no means determined that pf is the
reason), and http://www.openbsd.org/faq/pf/ftp.html seems to imply that
ftp-proxy is necessary to make even *passive* mode FTP work, which
seems majorly broken - why should FTP's connections be any different
from any other outgoing connections?
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