Re: connection fight

Lou Montulli (
Mon, 24 Apr 1995 19:13:14 +0500

On Apr 24, 6:24pm, Darren New wrote:
> Subject: Re: connection fight
> On Mon, 24 Apr 1995, Lou Montulli wrote:
> > The only sites that I have encountered that Netscape fails
> > on are ones that have broken PASV implementations. These
> > sites are in violation of the RFC so there isn't much
> > I can do about that. If you know of any sites that fail
> > please email me with the address.
> Well, some of our servers support it but the firewalls block attempts at
> incoming connections to arbitrary ports. I've never had a problem with
> the PORT command working, tho. Why do you use PASV instead of PORT?
> --Darren
>-- End of excerpt from Darren New

It is the recommended method of RFC 1579 "Firewall-Friendly FTP".
It allows most users behind a firewall to use FTP without
socks or a proxy.


Lou Montulli       
       Netscape Communications Corp.