when it comes to FTP programs....

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when it comes to FTP programs....

Post by Guest » Thu Dec 21, 2006 7:58 pm

I use an FTP program to transfer files to MANY servers (maybe 30).

The first time I used the FTP program to transfer files to 1 of my servers after installing LS, i got the alert that asked me what to do. So, I of course Allow Always so I can have unhindered access everytime.

Quesoitn is, will this be the case for every server I connect to so I will have like 30 rules just for FTP program? or just a 1 time deal as FTP connections go through a certain channel... but to different IP's?

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Post by johannes » Sat Dec 23, 2006 12:10 am

One general thing: If you use many servers you will need many Little Snitch rules.

You need to decide which servers you want to talk to and which not. You therefore need to create a rule for each server you want your FTP app to connect to.

You could allow FTP (port 21) connections to all hosts, but your FTP app could also phone home via port 21 and it would only work in "active" FTP mode.


Post by mista_k » Tue Nov 13, 2007 8:40 pm

How about "Passive mode" for FTP-clients???

The firewall MUST allow connection to random (specified by FTP protocol) server's port after successful transfers on port 21. But I guess LS2 still miss this feature.

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