RE: Squid 2.0 not able to access ftp sites

From: Evaghelos Tsiotsios <>
Date: Mon, 19 Oct 1998 18:20:40 +0200

I cannot understand what is going on.....
I tested Squid 2.0 on my home system and it flies through all ftp sites
(some of them the same I cannot see with the company Squid). Could there be
a hint on what bothers passive ftp connections?
(I even tried
The system with the problem is a RH5.1 box with 128 MB RAM (I upgraded from
RH5.0 but without any success).

Can I reconfigure Squid to make active connections to servers?


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Henrik Nordstrom []
> Sent: Saturday, October 17, 1998 4:36 AM
> To: Evaghelos Tsiotsios
> Cc:
> Subject: Re: Squid 2.0 not able to access ftp sites
> Evaghelos Tsiotsios wrote:
> > netstat shows indeed that the ftp connection is in SYN_SENT.
> > Never changes until it timeouts 2 min after.
> Sounds like the FTP server claims to support passive connections, but is
> probably behind a firewall / port filter that blocks them.
> Get in touch with whoever that is maintaining the FTP server and ask
> them to either reconfigure their firewalling to allow passive
> connections to the ftp server, or reconfigure the ftp server to deny
> passive connections.
> ---
> Henrik Nordström
> Spare time Squid hacker
Received on Mon Oct 19 1998 - 09:26:29 MDT

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