bin/129014: [regression] /usr/bin/ftp cannot bind to specific source IP

Eugene Grosbein eugen at
Thu Nov 20 03:00:12 PST 2008

>Number:         129014
>Category:       bin
>Synopsis:       [regression] /usr/bin/ftp cannot bind to specific source IP
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       non-critical
>Priority:       low
>Responsible:    freebsd-bugs
>State:          open
>Class:          change-request
>Submitter-Id:   current-users
>Arrival-Date:   Thu Nov 20 11:00:11 UTC 2008
>Originator:     Eugene Grosbein
>Release:        FreeBSD 6.3-STABLE i386
System: FreeBSD 6.3-STABLE FreeBSD 6.3-STABLE #4: Fri Aug 15 14:42:33 KRAST 2008 eugen at i386

	In FreeBSD 4.11, /usr/bin/ftp allow user to choose source IP
	using an option -s.

	It seems there is no built-in method to force ftp client
	to bind to specific IP address, this is regression.

	I've faced the problem with embedded NanoBSD running from flash;
	there is no way to use jail here to bind ftp (not speaking of overkill)
	and it's hard to add anywhing like libconnect to running image.

	See description


	Current /usr/bin/ftp comes from lukemftp package that uses -s
	option for another purpose. Replacement option should be added
	to minimize POLA breakage.

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