October 16, 2010

So… OpenBSD’s ftp client does HTTP as well? Surprising, but at least that explains how I’m expected to fetch files from web servers without installing e.g. curl or wget.

I have to say that it seems pretty weird that OpenBSD’s ftp-proxy doesn’t have a solution for FTP connections that originate from the OpenBSD box itself.[1][2][3] I’m really expected to just open a bunch of high ports? iptables handles this better.