Is there a way to run FreeBSD ports through port 80?

jb jb.1234abcd at
Fri Jul 13 18:42:37 UTC 2012

Kaya Saman <kayasaman <at>> writes:

> Hi,
> I am trying to introduce FreeBSD into my office and it's been looked
> at with quite a bit of enthusiasm however, what makes it look bad is
> our companies 'security' policy to block FTP.
> At present they are running a whole bunch of CentOS based boxes and
> VM's which of course can be run through port 80 when using YUM.
> How does one get round this issue as my superiors are telling me that
> opening up FTP is a security risk and therefor don't want to proceed?
> I would like to use ports specifically and not the pkg_add tool to get
> software.
> Can anyone sugget anything?
> Regards,
> Kaya


> ...
> We simply have it [ed: FTP] banned on a Juniper firewall. So http is being
> proxied by a web appliance but that's it... nothing else.
> ...
> Yep. It's up to your proxy server whether it's going to handle FTP or only
> HTTP (and/or HTTPS).
> ...
> We have an 'appliance' based proxy and as company policy FTP should be
> restricted, ie. not active on this as it's a security risk.

Regardless of whether your corporate proxy can not handle FTP by its limited
capability or by company's policy, there is a solution called "proxy 

How to bypass corporate proxy?

What is HTTP proxy server?
  ... HTTP Proxy Chaining

What is proxy chaining (proxy to proxy)?

FTP through a proxy server: problems and solutions


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