FTP access via PIX 501

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Nov 25th, 2008
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I am attempting to provide my FTP connection with a friendly name. Currently, user type FTP://the domain name.com in order to access FTP services. My question is how do I simplify it by making it FTP://ftp.friendly.com.


Do I simply add the domain name to my PIX by using the domain-name command?


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John Blakley Wed, 11/26/2008 - 07:25
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You need to clarify your question a bit. You say that the user is typing ftp://domain.com, so I don't understand the "how do I simplify it" question.


John

hufcor Thu, 12/04/2008 - 13:13
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I apologize…


Let me attempt to better clarify - I have configured my PIX 501 to allow FTP traffic to my FTP Server inside my network.


In order for a user to access FTP resources from outside the network…he would need to type: FTP:// (IP Address). What I would like to accomplish is allowing the user to type: FTP://the domain name.com (using a name rather than the IP Address).



Please Advise,


Leo

John Blakley Thu, 12/04/2008 - 13:18
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You'll need to register a domain name such as myftpserver.com. Then you'll need to create a host record for ftp in your DNS server or providers server.


ftp A 5.5.5.5


This would append "ftp" to myftpserver.com. It's done the same way a webserver is for "www."


www a 5.5.5.6


ping http://www.myftpserver.com


reply from 5.5.5.6



The above of course is just me typing it out, and not a real server or ping response. ;-)


John

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