different types of ftp proxy?

Dan Nelson dnelson at allantgroup.com
Mon Nov 3 10:07:34 PST 2003

In the last episode (Nov 03), Zhang Weiwu said:
> Hello. My friend have a Windows XP box running acfp proxy server (an
> opensource proxy server on sourceforge) which provide me http and ftp
> proxy both at the port 3130. I use it with Mozilla. Works fine for
> both http and ftp access.
> But I cannot use it with fetch(1). I set the http_proxy and ftp_proxy
> environment variables (value=, but only http access
> through the proxy succeed. Is fetch(1) using ftp_proxy in a different
> way than Mozilla?

Try setting ftp_proxy to "".  The fetch command
can FTP over either an ftp proxy or an http proxy, so you need to tell
it which your server is.  FTP over an http proxy is a bit limited, but
it does work.

	Dan Nelson
	dnelson at allantgroup.com

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