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Date:      Fri, 28 Dec 2001 12:31:37 +0100
From:      "Roger 'Rocky' Vetterberg" <>
Cc:        freebsd-questions@FreeBSD.ORG
Subject:   Re: ftp & FreeBSD firewall
Message-ID:  <>
References:  <000001c18f1f$8fa66750$0701a8c0@darryl>

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Darryl Hoar wrote:

>I built a Freebsd firewall according to the instructions at
>The firewall/router is working fine.
>My network consists mostly of Windows PC's.  Since I've put the firewall
>in place, they have been unable to use ftp to retrieve files from the web.
>I have tried cuteftp, ws_ftp and microsofts ftp clients on these windows
>machines.  I have set them up to use passive , but the firewall settings
>in these clients don't make sense.
>What do I need to do to safely let my Windows users use ftp to retrieve/put
>files on the internet ?
Trying settting the clients in passive mode.
Where you find the settings depends on the client software, but its 
usually reffered to as passive transfers, passive mode or PASV for short.
I know for a fact that both CuteFTP and WS_FTP supports this option.


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