[tex-live] p4ftpd and passive ftp
Kaja P. Christiansen
kaja at daimi.au.dk
Thu Feb 13 16:55:19 CET 2003
Sebastian Rahtz writes:
> Perforce Technical support replied to me as follows. I think it does
> make sense.
> Anyway, the bottom line is that you can have full anonymous FTP access
> to the Perforce repository at sun.dante.de:1666, as long as you
> use active ftp or tweak your firewalling.
The testing done here a little while ago confirms this:
- initially, none of suggested connections worked
- when we logged onto a machine in another dept. where the firewall
hasn't been set up yet, 'wget' worked perfectly.
- finally, we did a bit of 'tweaking' at our site and wget works now.
> Do we want to advertise this?
> -----Forwarded Message-----
> > P4FTP does support passive FTP but there is a known non-compliance with RFC 959.
> > The RFC specifies that passive FTP connections should originate from port 20
> > (the FTP data port) but P4FTP's passive connection will originate from a
> > non-privileged port instead.
> > The most common explananation is that your firewall is not permitting inbound
> > connections from a non-priv'd port to a non-priv'd port.
> Sebastian Rahtz <sebastian.rahtz at computing-services.oxford.ac.uk>
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