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Re: pf and ftp



I've put 0.8 into production today. 0.5 was running before, which was
crashing once in a while. You'll get more feedback from me after a
while.
Sebastian
On Mon, 2005-03-21 at 22:48 +0100, Camiel Dobbelaar wrote:
> On Mon, 21 Mar 2005, Peter Fraser wrote:
> > A while a go I had trouble if ftp-proxy and windows ftp clients.
> > 
> > The windows clients were checking to see if the ftp responses were
> > actually coming from the ip address they expected, and they were
> > not, and as a result the ftp client would object and the session
> > would end.
> > 
> > It was suggest that I try 
> > 
> > pftpx by Camiel Dobbelaar [[email protected]]
> > 
> > I did, and it has been working very well for my for about 6 weeks.
> 
> Thank you!
> 
> 
> Let me seize this opportunity to plug a new version, which I would 
> appreciate if people could test it.
> 
> http://www.sentia.org/downloads/pftpx-0.8.tar.gz
> 
> 
> Changes:
> - fix a critical bug where pftpx might crash on prematurely aborted 
>   sessions
> - use pf rollback where appropriate.  It also tries commits twice when pf 
>   is busy.
> - rewrite source and destination ports so they are random.  This minimizes 
>   port collisions (which are already pretty rare) and adds security (some 
>   systems pick weak ports).
> - sourceport can fixed to port 20 for _really_ antique clients
> 
> 
> --
> Cam
>