restrictive ipfw ruleset and ftp

Chuck Swiger cswiger at
Tue Jun 17 10:56:43 PDT 2003

bsd at wrote:
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> PS: does anyone know what the correct terminology for FTP's 
> "non-passive" mode is?  I sometimes refer to "active" mode when talking 
> FTP (because that term somehow got stuck in my head once upon a time), 
> but I usually get some very curious/confused looks when I talk about 
> "active FTP"...  :)

"active mode FTP" or simply "normal FTP".


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