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Author Topic: Setting up an FTP on DNS-323  (Read 23665 times)

fordem

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Re: Setting up an FTP on DNS-323
« Reply #30 on: December 06, 2008, 06:58:57 AM »

Active versus passive - your choice ;)  But if you're looking to use passive, I don't think D-Link's built in ftp will work.

In which case - active would be my choice - I can run active ftp with one single port forwarded, port 21, as compared to port 21 + a range of passive ports.

Given the general paranoia on security and reduced exposure/hardened hosts - active would/should be the way to go - n'est pas?
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dicrouthamel

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Re: Setting up an FTP on DNS-323
« Reply #31 on: December 06, 2008, 06:51:32 PM »

In which case - active would be my choice - I can run active ftp with one single port forwarded, port 21, as compared to port 21 + a range of passive ports.

Given the general paranoia on security and reduced exposure/hardened hosts - active would/should be the way to go - n'est pas?

I'd have to disagree, unless perhaps you're some corporation/business.  I don't live in fear ;)  My preference is passive.  Better for me, and easier for those that connect, like old family members who wish to use a browser to connect.  Or better yet, I just send them a link, they click, connect & download.  Sure, IE let's you turn off using passive mode by default, but try telling that to a 68 year old man who just wants to download some videos of his grandchildren.  You'll never convince me that active is better for me - it simply isn't. :)
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fordem

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Re: Setting up an FTP on DNS-323
« Reply #32 on: December 07, 2008, 04:10:19 AM »

I'm not trying to convince you that active ftp is better for you - I have neither the time nor the desire to do an analysis of your needs.

I don't agree that passive ftp is any easier to use - BUT - in my experience it's a heck of a lot easier to set up - and, by the way, IE works just great with active ftp, just as you describe it - send them a link, they click, connect and download - with NO changes to the browser, and no tricky configuration at the server.
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dicrouthamel

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Re: Setting up an FTP on DNS-323
« Reply #33 on: December 07, 2008, 06:23:56 AM »

I'm not trying to convince you that active ftp is better for you - I have neither the time nor the desire to do an analysis of your needs.

No worries - I don't want your analysis anyway ;)

I don't agree that passive ftp is any easier to use - BUT - in my experience it's a heck of a lot easier to set up - and, by the way, IE works just great with active ftp, just as you describe it - send them a link, they click, connect and download - with NO changes to the browser, and no tricky configuration at the server.

Isn't IE by default configured to use Passive and a setting needs to be made to use Active?  I don't remember - I don't use it anyway ;)
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fordem

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Re: Setting up an FTP on DNS-323
« Reply #34 on: December 07, 2008, 09:02:08 AM »

Good question - I always thought it was the other way around.
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