Fw: [Fwd: Re: A bit of a silly question - but I am desperate]

Bill Moran wmoran at collaborativefusion.com
Thu Feb 15 14:27:04 UTC 2007

In response to Thomas Sparrevohn <thomas.sparrevohn at btinternet.com>:

> Thomas Sparrevohn wrote:
> > Hi 
> > 
> > My old trusty FreeBSD server just died and naturally that happened days
> > before the new machine arrived - fortunately I did not lose too much data -
> > however I did lose my settings and that my problem
> > 
> > Using a ADSL router with NAT and firewall settings (Open on http/https and
> > outgoings) there was some setting I used to get "fetch http://{whatever}"; to
> > work and I cannot remember what it was - The firewall settings has not
> > changed - but every time I trying to get anything using "fetch
> > http://{bla,bla}"; nothing come over - connection is fine

By "connection is fine" you mean you can resolve domain names, ping other
hosts, establish other types of connections, etc?

> > Thanks in advance (PS. I am sure its trivial) - I just cannot remember what
> > it was 

Are you referring to the FTP_PASSIVE_MODE environment variable?  See
man 3 fetch

Bill Moran
Collaborative Fusion Inc.

wmoran at collaborativefusion.com
Phone: 412-422-3463x4023

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