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FTP access via PIX 501

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

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


Re: FTP access via PIX 501

You need to clarify your question a bit. You say that the user is typing, so I don't understand the "how do I simplify it" question.


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Re: FTP access via PIX 501

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 (using a name rather than the IP Address).

Please Advise,


Re: FTP access via PIX 501

You'll need to register a domain name such as Then you'll need to create a host record for ftp in your DNS server or providers server.

ftp A

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

www a


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


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