Firewall and FTP
klaus_t at nickles.de
Sat Nov 9 10:06:14 PST 2002
On Sam, Nov 09, 2002 at 04:50:19 +0100, Oliver Eickenberg wrote:
> With my firewall working for a few weeks now (thanks again for the help
> i received here) i discovered one problem left:
> I tried to grant access to Internet-FTP-sites for my LAN whith enabling
> port 21 exactly as i had enabled port 80 for http. I could connect to
> sites and login successfully but then got timed out every time on any site.
> I searched the net and found out, that this is not a surprise, because
> port 21 is only used as a kind of ftp-handshaking and that the
> data-transfer is handled on a separate port. For that port is not always
> the same, how can one now build a firewall with ftp going through ? That
> question, the sites i found haven't answered understandable for me.
> Is somebody here who knows a solution ?
> Thanks, Oliver
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