Open ports for FTP access

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Apr 30th, 2008
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Hi all. We initiate an outbound FTP session with a bank. We receive an error :The remote host actively refused the attempt to connect to it".

The bank stated that we need to open port 6100-6199 in order for this to work. This sounds very excessive to me.

Has anyone seen this or have opinion on pros/cons of doing this?

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Collin Clark Wed, 04/30/2008 - 14:15
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Sounds like they are running Passive FTP. I find it strange that a bank is running FTP, but anyways. On your firewall try turning on inspection for FTP.


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