SPUG: CPAN & passive ftp?
tuck at whistlingfish.net
Thu Apr 25 04:18:33 CDT 2002
-- dancerboy <dancerboy at strangelight.com> spake thusly:
> So, I've been having all sorts of weird behaviour with CPAN on my
> MacOS X box at home, and I suddenly realized what I think the problem
> is: my firewall setup requires that I do all my ftp'ing in passive
> mode. I've looked through the CPAN configuration options, and can't
> seem to find anything that would tell it to do it's ftp'ing
> passively. Is there a way to do this?
The way to set this permanently and globally for Perl is to alter
Net/Config.pm (do 'locate Net/Config.pm'). Look for the ftp_ext_passive
line and set it to 1.
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