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Re: ftp not working

On Sat, Sep 11, 1999 at 05:04:01PM -0700, Miguel Wooding SF Ten.Union wrote:
> More fundamentally, why would I need to use passive mode? I have
> looked around a bit, and it appears to be a work-around to be able to
> ftp from behind a firewall.  But I'm not behind a firewall, unless I
> set something up terribly badly or I misunderstand.  This is a
> standalone debian box and I connect to the net, as I mentioned
> earlier, using dip to connect with a cslip emulator, slirp, on the
> SunOS box at sfsu.edu.  Where in this chain is there likely something
> like a firewall?
> Once again, thanks.
> --Miguel

  Well, I'm no expert on the subject, but I think it'd be unlikely that
  sfsu.edu (San Fransicso State?) would not have a firewall. If you're
  going through the Internet to some computer owned by sfsu then you'd
  be going through their firewall. But like I said, I'm not an expert on
  this topic.

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