On Fri, 10 Oct 2008 11:41:40 -0700
Jeremy Chadwick <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:

> On Fri, Oct 10, 2008 at 06:54:32PM +0100, RW wrote:
> > On Fri, 10 Oct 2008 09:51:16 -0700
> > Jeremy Chadwick <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:

> > passive ftp has been the default for long time, fetch is called
> > with the -p option.
> Let's give the users some actual detail, not terse one-liners which
> will induce more questions/confusion.

< Snip some facts used as a blunt instrument > 

> The OP did not disclose how he was installing ports.  A lot of users
> think that packages == ports, 

I don't normally do this as Watson is usually less impressed when
Holmes reveals his working, but the clues were there. He wrote: 

   "install software with ports (i.e, the 
   /usr/ports collection.)"


   "FTP to grab source files from mirrors"

If you combine that with crediting the poster with enough common sense
to mention he was using a version before 6.2, then it seemed unlikely
to be a problem with active FTP. 

BTW neither of us actually answered the question. I know I forgot as I
was in a hurry. I'm pretty sure you didn't either, but I don't have the
time to read all of your reply in detail.

The answer is: enable outgoing tcp connections to port 21 and to all
ports above 1023.
freebsd-questions@freebsd.org mailing list
To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"

Reply via email to