Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 531095
ftp client does not support active mode from command line invocation
Last modified: 2014-11-09 17:32:14 EST
Created attachment 366159 [details]
Actual patch to implement an active mode option
Description of problem:
The ftp client does not support selecting an active mode connection from the command line. This is fine if a human can interactively start the ftp process, but not as desirable when re-platforming a bunch of ftp scripts from other platforms that were all written to use active mode transfer types.
Also some FTP servers just don't support passive mode or don't support it correctly, so it's useful to be able to specify that active mode is desired without having to modify a lot of underlying scripts.
netkit-ftp-0.17-active-mode-option.patch implements the command line option using -A to keep compatibility with other popular enterprise Linux implementations (i.e., SuSE to name one.)
The RPM spec file patch will be added in a moment.
Created attachment 366160 [details]
Updates the ftp RPM spec file to use the active mode patch
This attachment modifies the current netkit-ftp spec file to use the active mode command line option patch.
Since the problem described in this bug report should be
resolved in a recent advisory, it has been closed with a
resolution of ERRATA.
For information on the advisory, and where to find the updated
files, follow the link below.
If the solution does not work for you, open a new bug report.