Subject: Re: How to force pkgsrc FTP to use active?
To: David Hopper <>
From: Frederick Bruckman <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 06/04/2002 14:59:21
On Tue, 4 Jun 2002, David Hopper wrote:

> I've tried PASSIVE_FETCH=0 in mk.conf, and setting the environment variable
> through 'setenv FTPMODE active' and 'make FTPMODE=active update'.  Nothing
> seems to work; ftp will always try passive and fail (against this stupid,
> broken firewall).
> Manual, active sessions work fine.
> How do I force active connections in pkgsrc?

In "/etc/mk.conf", set

FETCH_CMD=	/usr/bin/ftp -A