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Using the built-in FTP server and IPFW (firewall)
Authored by: Mr.D on Aug 11, '03 04:34:27PM

It's mainly for the server version, the client version has a different correct IPFW config which lets the whole 1024-65534 pasv port range through.

After having a look on a client version, it does seem that it contains a different FTP Server. But looking in the man ftp.conf this version does also support locking down IP port range for passive FTP file transfers with the command portrange class min max.
So it would seem that this hint could be used on a client version too, the general idea is the same (but haven't tested it).

The other problems you talk about I haven't come across yet. It couldn't be you have some corrupted file which is part of ftpd?

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