[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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