The Boston Diaries

The ongoing saga of a programmer who doesn't live in Boston, nor does he even like Boston, but yet named his weblog/journal “The Boston Diaries.”

Go figure.

Wednesday, July 11, 2001

An FTP mess

Spring has been having difficulty FTPing to her site. Her computer is currently sitting behind a firewall, so to use FTP she has to use passive mode.

But … her web host has stuck the FTP server behind a firewall, where it doesn't work in passive mode.

So, she can't FTP to her web host.

I wasn't sure how to configure ProFTPD to do FTP proxying, so I downloaded jftpgw, an FTP proxy. I wanted it to work in conjunction with ProFTPD, so it took some work (namely, getting ProFTPD to not bind to every IP address on the firewall, and setting up an extra IP address for the proxy FTP program to run on.

The contortions one must go through when you only have a single IP address.

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