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Re: FTP thro' firewall

On Thu, Aug 30, 2001 at 10:58:25AM +0000, Martin WHEELER wrote:
> On Wed, 29 Aug 2001, Michael Wood wrote:
> > I don't know what "Mandrake SNF" is
> Mandrakesoft's Single Network Firewall -- a pre-built template
> for an ipchains rules firewall, controlled by a web browser +

I see :)

> > but if you can install a 2.4 kernel on it, you could use
> > iptables instead of ipchains.  This means you can use the
> > stateful inspection features to allow active and passive FTP
> > through the firewall.
> Maybe; but at that point you're almost certainly better off
> controlling the firewall via CLI anyway.


> > The other option is to install an ftp proxy
>  ... thanks for the useful info.
> I may try this when I've got time to play.  <sigh>

No problem :)

> > If people are using WS_FTP to ftp through the firewall
> They aren't.  They're being hynoptised by a button with
> "Firewall" written on it  :-)

hehe, I see :)  That button is to do with proxy settings, not
really firewalls, although one valid reason to run an ftp proxy
is that you have a firewall.

Michael Wood

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