[ale] Linksys router stopping ftp:// sites

Pete Hardie pete.hardie at gmail.com
Wed Jan 7 15:21:55 EST 2009

On Wed, Jan 7, 2009 at 14:09, Paul Cartwright <ale at pcartwright.com> wrote:
> ok, starting a new thread..
> I finally figured out that I had to stopthe firewall on my linksys router to
> be able to go to ANY firefox site that starts with ftp://
> using http I can download anything, and I don't have a problem getting updates
> to my systems.
> what do I need to do to my router to FIX this, without turning off the
> firewall. Or should I turn it off.. unfortunately I have another laptop (
> wifes) running Vista, on my network... MY network :)

Sounds like the firewall is blocking the ports FTP uses.  If you need
to use FTP,
set the router to pass those ports, and you probably can route all traffic thru
those ports to your machine (by IP address), keeping the VIsta honeypot safe.

Pete Hardie
Better Living Through Bitmaps

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