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Re: FTP proxy support



On Fri, 17 Aug 2001, Bernd Eckenfels wrote:

> On Tue, Aug 14, 2001 at 06:19:46PM +0200, Michael Meskes wrote:
> > Do you need a proxy or just a gateway? That is do you want to cache data?
>
> modern FTP clients as well as Web browesers can do FTP via HTTP Proxy
> (squid) in that case.

Squid is not really an ftp proxy. It is good enough for a browser, but not
for a decent FTP client, that ues sessions (for a browser, each FTP
request is usually a seperate session. This is not the case for a standard
FTP client. Try connecting to a busy ftp server.

Some ftp clients can use this (espcially if they only need to get spesific
files), but this is not always a replacement for an FTP proxy, if you want
to deny direct connection.

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Tzafrir Cohen
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