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Re: [bug-inetutils] Active FTP Issue with Inetutils 1.5-4

From: Curt Gran (crazykz)
Subject: Re: [bug-inetutils] Active FTP Issue with Inetutils 1.5-4
Date: Fri, 6 Mar 2009 10:58:47 -0600

Hi Sergey,

Thanks for responding.  You're right and I hope this doesn't moot my
email on this.  I meant to edit that statement out after rereading the
RFC and editing my email.  You're correct that the RFC doesn't state
what port is to be used for the data connection.

However I'm hoping you can help me with understanding why this seems
to have changed.  We use to use 1.3-2 on our systems and that version
did source from port 20.  That behavior has changed in 1.5 and is now
sourcing from a high ordered port.  Do you know if this was done on
purpose or if it's a bug?  If it was done deliberately then can you
point me to some online resource that talks about why this is a good

There are a lot of directions that this discussion could go but for
now I'm just trying to understand why the change was made and the
reasoning behind the change.


On Fri, Mar 6, 2009 at 3:49 AM, Sergey Poznyakoff <address@hidden> wrote:
> Curt Gran (crazykz) <address@hidden> ha escrit:
>> Synopsis:
>> Active FTP data connections are NOT being sourced from port 20 as
>> stated in the RFC.
> Can you point to an RFC which requires this? STD 9 (RFC 959) tells
> nothing about it. Neither does RFC 2228.
> Regards,
> Sergey

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