Re: FTP proxying.

From: Henrik Nordstrom <>
Date: Sun, 27 Jul 1997 01:08:47 +0200

What about Lynx, or your favorite browser? No need for a ftp-specific
program if going thought a HTTP proxy (handling FTP requests).

What you are looking for is more likely a FTP proxy that your ftp
clients can use.

I don't think it is trivial to convert a FTP client to use a HTTP proxy,
since it then is not a ftp client anymore but more like a www client...
On the other hand, having a FTP proxy/gateway that uses a HTTP proxy to
get the requests is maybe not a such a bad idea, but I don't think it is
implemented (yet).

Henrik Nordström
Umar Goldeli wrote:
> Greetings,
> I remember a question of a somewhat similar nature was asked a few weeks
> ago - but wasn't really clarified... is there an FTP client program
> (Linux/UNIX) that is Proxy aware?
> Is it possible? Parsing each line of user input and translating to a Squid
> compatible fashion? ie. "ls" to "GET blah blah balh" or something similar?
> Or have I lost the plot completely? :)
> Cheers,
> Umar.
Received on Sat Jul 26 1997 - 16:29:28 MDT

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