[tex-live] p4ftpd and passive ftp

Sebastian Rahtz sebastian.rahtz at computing-services.oxford.ac.uk
Thu Feb 13 15:09:28 CET 2003

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.

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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