Is there a way to run FreeBSD ports through port 80?
mrkvrg at acm.org
Sun Jul 15 20:12:38 UTC 2012
I have a similar problem with passive ftp due to a self-imposed
restrictive firewall. When "make fetch" is run on a port and ftp data
is required, the PF firewall stops the program from completing. I got
around this problem by restarting the firewall with a separate set of
rules that opened up more ports needed for passive ftp. After the fetch
operation I would then restart PF with the more restrictive rules. This
sequence works but is a pain to maintain and also opens up a large
number of ports during ftp operations. I would like to have a setup in
which I do not have to restart my firewall every time I need to use
From past experience setting MASTER_SORT to http works for those ports
that use http but obviously has not worked for those ports that ONLY use
I tried to use ftp-proxy but as far as I'm able to ascertain it will not
work on my simple home office setup. It is a single client connected to
the internet via a router:
host <--> router <--> adsl modem <--> ISP.
Any help to resolve this will be greatly appreciated.
On Thursday, 12 July 2012 12:23:29 Kaya Saman wrote:
> 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?
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