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From: Lowell Gilbert (freebsd-questions-localbe-well.ilk.org)
Date: Thu May 20 2010 - 10:10:11 CDT
gahn <ipfreakyahoo.com> writes:
> I am behind firewall and only pass ftp sessions are allowed. With that, most ftp sessions of portupgrade would not be able to connect to remote FreeBSD sites.
> Could I reconfigure the my FreeBSD 7.3 in a way so that it would only start ftp sessions in PASV mode?
That should already be the default; FETCH_ARGS should be set to "-ApRr"
in /etc/ports/Mk/bsd.port.mk (the 'p' option is what means "passive"
mode). It certainly works for me, and has for many years. You can test
by setting FTP_PASSIVE_MODE (to anything *except* "no") in the environment.
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