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



Hi,

try tu use a passive mod after you log in the remote server

ftp ftp.server.ie
ftp> passive
Passive mode on.
ftp> dir
...


Oskar

On 10/17/05, O'Flynn, Tom - Computing Technician
<Tom.O'Flynn it-tallaght ie> wrote:
> Hi,
> I have tried setting the proxy variable as you suggest and it still does not work. I am using ftp-0.17-22.
> Does anyone else have any other ideas?
> Tom
>
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> Subject: Re: Problems with using text based ftp from behind a proxy
> serveron 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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