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Re: Problems with using text based ftp from behind a proxy server on RedHat ES 4



Hi,

On 10/17/05, O'Flynn, Tom - Computing Technician
<Tom.O'Flynn it-tallaght ie> wrote:
> Hi everyone,
> I am trying to use ftp to connect to the Mcafee website from one of my linux servers. As it is behind the proxy I have to set the ftp_proxy variable for text based ftp to work.

Which ftp klient are you using? Try to set the http_proxy variable

export http_proxy=http://web.cashe.proxy:XXXX/

> In accordance with RedHat instructions from knowledge base article 4690 I am creating the variable as follows:
>
> export ftp_proxy=http://proxy_server:xxxx/
>
> where proxy_server is the name of our proxy server and xxxx is the port number.
>
> Unfortunately it does not seem to work. I have also tried a number of variations of the above command such as,
>
> export ftp_proxy=proxy_server:xxxx/
> export ftp_proxy=ftp://proxy_server:xxxx/
>
> I've even tried leaving out the foward slash at the end of the command and all to no avail. I can actually get to the ftp site no bother from the sever when I use a web browser so it is not a network issue.
> Does anybody know what I am doing wrong?
>
> Tom
>



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