Re: ftp-client will not connect will using squid !

From: David J N Begley <>
Date: Fri, 22 Nov 1996 21:00:13 +1100 (EST)

On Fri, 22 Nov 1996, mike gassmann wrote:

> Subject: ftp-client will not connect will using squid !

One for the FAQ, if it's not there already.

> i run squid 1.0.18 on a linux 2.0.21 machine.
> i tried to connect to a ftp-server via the ftp-client fetch
> (apple-macintosh application).
> in the firewall-settings i set 3128.

Squid is not a firewall-style "proxy", therefore it won't work with those
settings; most (all?) FTP clients cannot use an FTP proxy such as Squid
(or Netscape, or Apache, or CERN/W3C, &c.), because in this case the
proxies use HTTP to talk to the client and FTP to talk to the remote
server. Regular FTP clients only talk FTP, nothing else.

You're trying to talk FTP to a HTTP-only port, and the server there
(Squid) has no idea what you're saying. :-)

> when i try to connect to a ftp-server (i tried a few) the connection will
> not be established.

Yup. Use Netscape/Mosaic/whatever with the "ftp://" style URL and that'll
work through a Squid (or other) proxy.


Received on Fri Nov 22 1996 - 02:00:28 MST

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