[CentOS] DNAT rule for vsftp --(PASSIVE FTP)

John R Pierce pierce at hogranch.com
Fri Oct 5 06:27:31 UTC 2007

Indunil Jayasooriya wrote:
> Hi all,
> I want to run vsftp behind a firewall.(i.e DMZ zone) . It is runnig as 
> passive ftp.
> the theroy behind passive ftp is ,

except, passive vs active is the choice the CLIENT not the server.  the 
only way to properly handle both modes is to parse the FTP commands on 
the control port (21) and setup/teardown port forwards on dynamic ports 
as needed.

if you use the ip_nat_ftp module, this is all taken care of 
automatically and both transfer modes should work, you'll simply need to 
forward the control port.

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