Re: ftp + netscape behind a firewall

From: Bernd Wollny <>
Date: Tue, 24 Sep 1996 17:51:54 +0200 (MET DST)

> Hi,
> I have done some research since my last mail
> earlier today so my question is not a simple (naieve).
> The setup I have here consists of an Apache
> server which is acting as a proxy.(on machine X1) (Squid
> soon to replace it). This proxy server is sitting behind
> a firewall.A port for http requests was opened and all
> http requests are working perfectly.
> Today I opened ports 20 & 21 for ftp. However even
> though ftp is possible from the command line from the web
> server (machine X1) when I try to ftp from netscape I can't
> access any site.
> I read on netscapes site
> ( that
> netscape uses passive ftp when behind a firewall. I wonder
> if this is my problem or does the existance of a proxy
> server rule out this possibility.
> Any ideas
> Diarmuid

I have the same Problem. When you lock in teh cache.log file you kann see
that squid coun't resolve the adress form your proxy. I am starting squid
onlie if the nsloockup of the firewall.proxy can resolved

Bernd Martin Wollny             InterNet :
Received on Tue Sep 24 1996 - 09:22:20 MDT

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