Subject: Re: ftp passive mode
To: Manuel Bouyer <>
From: Andrew Brown <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 03/25/1999 12:30:22
>Today I've found an interesting case, looking at why the new nessus distfile
>was not uploaded to it seems that doesn't
>accept passive ftp because of a firewall rule:
>227 Entering Passive Mode (199,181,107,23,146,207)
>200 PORT command successful.
><some delay here>
>425 Can't build data connection: No route to host.
>Active mode works fine. If someone wants to look at our ftp client and fix
>this case ...

in case i missed it somewhere...what's the reason for ftp using
passive mode by default now?  it's not's just disarming (as
in, counter to the last ten years of my experience using ftp).

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